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Almond, Coconut Squares – Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Almond coconut squares - gluten free, dairy free - A Free From Life

I don’t know about you, but with the warm weather we’ve been having, I keep finding that the bananas in the fruit bowl are overripe before I know it and I have to turn them in to something else so they don’t get wasted.

Once they turn brown and spotty, bananas are past their best for eating, but with all the starch converted to sugar, they make a great base for using in baked goods in place of processed sugar. I used up mine to make these almond, coconut squares:

Almond coconut squares gluten free, dairy free - A Free From Life

These little treats taste so good. They are packed full of protein and combine my favourite flavours of almond and coconut. I used this fab dairy free chocolate from Doisy and Dam for an extra hit of coconut, but you can use any chocolate you like.

Coconut & Lucuma Chocolate - dairy free - A Free From Life

Ingredients
2 large or 3 medium overripe bananas
3 eggs
50g coconut oil
130g almond butter
130g almond flour
3tbsp coconut flour
1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4tsp salt
50g chocolate chips

Instructions
Pre-heat the oven to 180/gas 4 and grease or line a flap jack tin

– Mash the bananas in a large bowl
– Add the eggs, coconut oil and almond butter and mix well
– Add the almond flour, coconut flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and whisk until everything is well incorporated
– Fold in the chocolate chips

– Pour into the tin and spread evenly
– Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch

What are your favourite ways to use up ripe bananas?

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6 Comments

  • Reply

    Kate Thompson

    17th July 2015

    Coconut is the up and coming ingredient for sure! It brings so many possibilities, I’m really enjoying trying baking with it in its various forms. Thanks for linking up with #freefromfridays

  • Reply

    Oooo another fabulous recipe! I love them!!! I shall be pinning this to try out too…I can’t keep up with all your lovely creations!

    • Reply

      Nicola Young

      18th July 2015

      Thanks. They taste much better than they look. It’s hard to get the right shot sometimes but I’m always taking photos of food theses days!

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    Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan

    18th July 2015

    These look so good, Nicola! That coconut and lucuma chocolate would taste amazing too, need to find me some of that!

    • Reply

      Nicola Young

      18th July 2015

      It does taste amazing. Dark and intense. I got it from ocado.

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