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.
Breakfast or Snack Option
I usually get my healthy carbs from whole foods like berries, an occasional higher carb fruit like clementines, sweet potatoes, or in this case old fashion oats that I have ground into flour then used in baking these Soft Banana Bites.
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 more 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.
I like using whole old fashion oats that have been ground into a flour to make great treats like these Soft Banana Bites because it is easy to find and a great gluten-free option. Most often, I buy a large container of the whole oats and grind my own oat flour in my coffee grinder because it is a little cheaper, but if you want to save time when the store brand oat flours is an awesome choice.
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.