In short, these are like churros but healthier…crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and tasty banana inside. Ideal for breakfast or a tasty after school snack.
I don’t really know where the inspiration came from for this recipe, it sort of hit me in stages yesterday when I was pondering my next recipe. I was standing looking around the kitchen looking at my ingredients on hand when I spotted the green bananas. Now, I love green banana but not many people do (certainly not my family), so why do I love them? I personally prefer a firmer banana and because I only started to eat bananas as an adult I’m not big on the sweet strong banana taste, so I find green bananas less banana-ry if that makes sense?
Another reason why I love them is they are way better nutritionally being lower in sugar and a fantastic resistance starch – what is a resistant starch I hear you ask?
Green Banana a Good Source of Resistance Starch
Resistant starch is a type of starch that cannot be broken down by enzymes in your digestive system and, therefore, acts more like a fiber than a starch. Green bananas contain a high amount of resistant starch, according to a 2010 article published in “Pacific Health Dialog.” Including foods high in resistant starch in your diet, like the green banana, may reduce your risk of diabetes by aiding in blood sugar control,and heart disease by helping to lower blood cholesterol levels. – Livestrong.com
Simply coat the bananas in egg, swish them around a mixture of coconut, almond flour and protein powder, then fry in coconut oil. They crisp up beautifully and are ideal for dunking into a bowl of raw chocolate or coconut cream.
- 4 large green bananas
- 1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 1/3 cup ground almonds/almond flour
- 2 Tbsp protein powder or tapioca flour/arrowroot powder
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil for frying
- Peel and slice the bananas in half.
- Whisk the egg in a bowl big enough to take the banana length ways.
- In another bowl combine the coconut, almond flour, protein powder and vanilla powder.
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan on a med to high heat.
- In a production line style, dip the banana into the egg then into the flour making sure to cover entirely.
- Then pop into the pan and fry all the sides evenly until crispy and brown.
- Serve with a bowl of melted dark chocolate or whipped coconut cream for dunking