Southern Banana Bites
This recipe was designed using my favorite banana bread recipe as a base which is ridiculously simple & then with the help of one of my favorite Southern mama's we've added some traditionally southern ingredients, like buttermilk, to it. Not being the world's biggest dairy fan, and having promised to give you vegetarian-friendly recipes, I scoured the internet to find an alternative to regular cow milk buttermilk. After testing a few alternatives, I found that coconut milk really does the trick!
These bites are considerably fluffier than their bread counterpart, and the bake wicked fast. So keep an eye on them!
wheat free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, vegetarian
3 bananas (very ripe)
½ C coconut oil
1 ½ C ground steel cut oats (just pop them in the blender & buzz a few times)
1 C steel cut oats
½ C semi-sweet chocolate chips - optional
¼ C honey
½ C coconut buttermilk
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
½ t cinnamon
Pinch of salt
10 min prep + 15 mins bake
Mix all the dry ingredients n a medium size bowl.
Whisk together buttermilk, coconut oil, honey, vanilla & egg.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients & let sit for 5 minutes.
Separate batter into mini cupcake tin.
Bake for about 15 minutes at 375 or until the top is golden and the center is set.
Note: To make coconut buttermilk, whisk together ½ C coconut milk & ½ T lemon. Let it rest for 5 minutes before adding to the recipe.