Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
3 ripe bananas
⅔ cup coconut oil (melted)
⅓ cup coconut or almond milk
½ cup honey / rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond or coconut flour (or gluten free flour of your choice)
1 cup almond meal
2 tbs cacao powder
2 tsp baking powder½ tsp bicarb
This recipe was kindly provided to us by Liz Richards from Simple Nourishment. https://www.simplenourishment.com.au/
You can find Liz's book and more recipes here - https://www.simplenourishment.com.au/hellosimplenourishmentcomau/
About Liz - Most likely just like you, I'm a busy mum (of two), who loves running, being active, making healthy food for my family, in particular I'm obsessed with really healthy snack foods that fuels my whole family and my friends whenever we catch up.
I am a qualified pastry chef and really enjoy the ‘sweeter’ side of food, to say the least! Although diagnosed as dairy intolerant from a very young age and even though my parents tried hard to keep me away from these foods, I was a full blown ‘dairy addict’. At the age of 21 with respiratory issues and skin conditions I just couldn’t deal with the pain factor any longer. I went cold turkey on the dairy and decided as a lifestyle choice I would reduce my gluten as well.
Exercise became my 'go to' & couple this with a love for outdoor activity, travel adventures and experiencing life it's a pretty hectic schedule sometimes but, I know it's achievable through the good food choices we make.
It's a tough gig making nutritious food, working, training and running a household as you know, and that was the real inspiration behind Simple Nourishment and publishing a cookbook! It all really started when I had my children and was hanging out at a local Play Group, something as simple as 'healthy handmade snacks; something that I did all the time and had taken for granted, was noticed.....it created conversation and sharing, more awareness among other mums and together with Katherine Trapp, we just knew that this has be shared ~ outside our playgroup, outside our community and with every like minded health conscious mumma that we could reach!
Through Simple Nourishment I want to share with you the simplicity of making your own healthy snack foods & how, through fuelling the busy bodies in your house, you know you'll be giving everyone the opportunity to be the best they can be.
With our busy lives & the complexity of food information out there I believe that simple snacking is the best snacking! If baking & making is not your super strength, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. These recipes are definitely delicious, they're sugar free & they're really quick to whip up! Simple Nourishment is all about taking the pressure off you ~ with no trends to follow & no diets to restrict ~ allowing you to focus on good basics to keep everyone topped up with good energy.
Imagine how easy packing the children's lunchboxes every morning will be, plus add the deliciousness to yours and your partners lunchboxes too! You'll not only be saving time each day but you know that you're stepping up to a whole new level of health consciousness with ease.
I’ll share with you the 'work arounds' for basic food intolerances and we'll work together to make it easy for you to transition from processed to 'home baked snack' goddess!
I’m committed to bringing you realness, as healthy as possible, delicious snack ideas with some exercising tips thrown in to start, keep or evolve the health journey that you’re on! Thanks for being here!
Liz Richards - Simple Nourishment