My Banan Bites are soft and fluffy little gems of goodness that will satisfy your craving for banana bread but keep it lighter in fat. They are gluten-free and a delicious THM “E” cookie that works well for a snack or a yummy breakfast with a side of scrambled egg whites.
Soft Banana Bites
Soft Banana Bites are a sweet treat that is reminiscent of banana bread, with all the yummy banana flavor in a tasty bite-size morsel. They have a soft cake-like texture that is heavenly straight from the oven or at room temperature with a nice cup of steamy coffee.
These Banana Bites are low in fat and gluten-free and they are a great way to get some healthy carbs into your eating plan. For those of us that follow the Trim Healthy Mama Diet, we enjoy our healthy carbs in our “E Meals” or “E Snacks”.
If you are unfamiliar with the Trim Healthy Mama plan, it is a great plan that rotates meals that are low carb and higher in fats with meals that are higher in healthy carbs and lower in fat. These low-fat options are called “Energizing” choices or “E” for short. You can read more about this eating plan here.
Let’s Make Banana Bites
To make these delicious bites I used oat flour. Oat flour is a higher carb flour so it would be great for someone not watching carbs closely, for those looking for a yummy THM “E” snack, and it is a flour that those with gluten allergies can use safely. Just make sure the brand of oat flour you purchase says gluten-free.
Oat flour can be found in a lot of stores these days but if you are unable to find it in your local shop then you can simply purchase a container of oats and grind them yourself. This is what I do often. You’ll need a coffee grinder or excellent blend to get the oats fine enough to work as a flour.
Here’s Your Shopping List:
- 2 large bananas
- Lite sour cream
- Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet (or your choice
- Egg Whites
- Oat Flour
- Trim Healthy Mama Pristine Whey Protein
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
The recipe can be prepared in about 10 minutes, not including grinding your oats if you go that route, and each batch of Banana Bites only takes about 10 minutes of baking. It’s as easy as just mixing the ingredients together scooping them out onto your cookie sheet, and baking.
Breakfast or Snack Option
I usually get my healthy carbs from whole foods like berries, an occasional higher carb item like sweet potatoes, but the old fashion oats used in baking these Soft Banana Bites works well for a health carb also if you follow THM.
I find getting my healthy carbs into my diet can be a bit of a challenge for me at times. I find myself leaning toward the lower carb recipes that are higher in fat. Let’s face it, friends, those types of meals and snacks are heavenly and so easy to make, but sometimes we need a break from those and adding in these lighter treats can help us get in some carb options without overloading the fats.
These little bites are a good way for me to get my THM “E” meals or snacks in. They are yummy as a side with some scrambled egg whites filled with fresh veggies for breakfast.
And as I mentioned above, they are wonderful with coffee, so I also like them paired with a sugar-free and fat-free yogurt option like the Tripple Zero Vanilla Yogurt.
You really can’t go wrong with these little bites of banana goodness. So enjoy some with breakfast or with your afternoon snack, because either way, these Soft Banana Bites will be a delicious addition to your low-fat recipe arsenal.
Soft and fluffy banana cookies with a cake li,e texture. They are great with afternoon coffee or a quick breakfast.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup lite sour cream
- 1/3 cup Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet (or 1/2 c Pyure)
- 1/3 cup of egg whites
- 3 1/4 cups of Oat Flour
- 1/4 cup of Trim Healthy Mama Pristine Whey Protein
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add the ripe bananas, sour cream, sweeteners, and egg whites to a mixing bowl and cream them together until smooth.
- With the mixer on low add in the oat flour and whey protein and combine until all mixed in. I like to add the dry ingredients in 1/2 cup at the time until all have been added.
- As the batter mixes, add in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
- When the batter is finished, drop it onto a greased cookie sheet using a small cookie scoop. Leave about one to two inches between the scoops. The soft cookie bites will not spread a lot resulting in a nice rounded bite with a soft cake-like texture.
- Bake the bites for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Remove the Soft Banana Bites from the cookie sheet and let cool on a cookie rack. They are super tasty right out of the oven, or room temperature.
- Once the Banana Bites have cooled, they can be stored in an air type container on the counter or in the fridge.
When using my small cookie scoop I was able to get 4 dozen small Banana Bites out of this recipe. Your number of cookies will vary depending on your scoop size.
Amount Per ServingCalories 140Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 3mgSodium 173mgCarbohydrates 19gNet Carbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 3gSugar Alcohols 2gProtein 9g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
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