Fried Banana Cocoa Dessert with Mango

Ready for a healthy dessert or snack that will make the most of those bananas that are always on sale, and tame your sweet tooth? Laura from Ten Healthy Fingers is here with the recipe. 

Hello! My name is Laura and I first have to say how honored and happy I am to to guest post for such a great blog. Thank you for the great opportunity!

I started blogging a while ago at Ten Healthy Fingers, mostly to keep up with the changes we were making in our lives. Our health journey started with my better half's extremely high blood pressure at clearly too young of an age. We started to do more research about food and diets, and by now we (most of the time) eat by paleo rules (no grain-products, no sugar, starches, nothing artificial, etc.). I think it's important to mention, now his blood pressure has completely normalized without medications.

This is us:

We didn't stop at that, though - we also ditched all the chemicals in our household back home and my current foundation powder is made of corn starch and cocoa. So, you could say we changed pretty much everything. Currently we are living/travelling in the Philippines with small backpacks, trying to eat clean and healthy food, and think about producing less trash while traveling.

Anyway, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but I'm trying to keep away from conventional sweets. So making primal desserts myself has been a part of my daily life since about 3 years ago. It's fairly easy if you've got an oven and reasonably supplied supermarkets around you. But, what if you move around a lot, you have an ancient oven-top, limited cooking supplies (I mean, I'm lucky if I have a frying pan AND a pot at the same time) and supermarkets filled with refined-sugar-filled foods? No almond or coconut flour around, just the basics?

Yeah, that's what I'm dealing with. I had to get creative, because hey, the sweets-loving-monster inside me still needs food!

This recipe is really easy and extremely convenient if you are very busy or low in supplies. It takes almost no time and the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen or just easy-to-get.

For 2 people, you need:
  • 2 bananas
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened, raw cocoa powder
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • Coconut oil
  • About 3-4 tbsp of almond slivers for decoration (optional)
  • 1 fresh mango, to serve with 
1. Pre-heat your pan with some coconut oil on medium heat.
2. Cut the bananas in half (in length) and toss them on the hot pan.
3. Sprinkle the cocoa and cinnamon on top.
4. Cook from both sides for about 2-3 minutes, see that they're fully covered in coconut oil and cocoa mix.
5. Serve with slivered almonds and a nicely cut mango (One way to do it graciously).
6. Enjoy!

Recently this recipe has become our go-to when craving a dessert - simple, yet so delicious!

Laura is also behind Sunny Day Organics. Later this month I will be testing out her organic Vanilla Bean Powder. If you want to try some for yourself, she's hosting a giveaway on her blog (only running until March 12th!) for a few free pouches for her readers. There's also a coupon code to get your own with a discount. Watch our blog later this month for my review of her Vanilla Bean Powder


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