Banana Granola Pops

A part of me wants to promote these bad boys as a kid friendly snack, but hell, I'm 23 and I'm in love! Banana granola pops are like the superhero of dessert. Super simple, super tasty, and super healthy! These guilt free frozen treats have the power to impress dinner guests, fill an afternoon with fun, and if you're feeling like a night in - they'll keep you company while you binge watch Netflix! Needless to say I'm a fan. 

Prep Time: 10 min  Cooling Time: 30 min  Total Time:  40 min Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 Bananas 
  • 6 Popsicle Sticks/Fondue Sticks
  • 1 Cup Dairy Free Dark Chocolate
  • 1/8 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Granola (I use Central Roast)
  • 1/8 Cup Crushed Pistachios
  • 1/8 Cup Shredded Coconut

Directions: 

Step 1: Peel bananas, and cut into halves. Insert sticks halfway.

Step 2: Melt chocolate (approximately 3 minutes in a pot over medium heat). Dip bananas in chocolate, and set on a tray lined with parchment/wax paper. 

Step 3: Drizzle peanut butter over chocolate on as many pops as desired. Top with granola, pistachios, and coconut - in whichever combinations you prefer! 

Step 4: Place pops in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Toasted Pecan Thumbprint Tarts

Prep Time: 15 min     Cook Time: 20 min     Total Time: 35 mins     Servings: 24 Mini Tarts

Ingredients

Dough: 

  • 4 Flax Eggs (4T Ground Flax Seed + 10T Water)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter
  • 3T Maple Syrup
  • 1T Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour

Filling: 

  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil 
  • 2 Cups Dates
  • 1T Cinnamon 
  • 1T Brown Sugar
  • 2T Maple Syrup 
  • 3/4 Cups Almond Milk

Directions: 

Step 1: In a small bowl, add ground flax seed and water. Whisk, and let stand for 5 minutes. 

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add flax egg, vegan butter, and maple syrup. Mix until smooth. Add flour and mix by folding until a dough like consistency is formed. Cover in parchment paper until needed. 

Step 3: Add pecans to a small frying pan, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Stir on medium to low heat for five minutes until toasted. 

Step 4: In a food processor, combine dates, cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Blend on medium speed, while slowly adding milk. Once a smooth consistency is reached, add toasted pecans and pulse until mixed. 

Step 5: Grease small muffin tins, and fill with pastry dough. Using your thumb, create a space in each ball of dough for the filling. 

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Step 6: Preheat oven to 350 C. Fill each tart shell with filling, and bake for 20 minutes.