Bananas and tahini are a match made in heaven!
These are such an awesome, guilt-free treat!
MAGIC SHELL BANANA TREATS
Adapted from this recipe
1 large banana, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 T. tahini
1-2 T. coconut oil
1 T. honey (or maple syrup, if vegan)
1/4 t. vanilla
black sesame seeds, for topping
Freeze banana pieces. Heat tahini, honey, and oil just until mixed (my tahini is a bit runny already, so I only need 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, but I've bought others that were thicker, so use your best judgment!). Add a teeny pinch of salt and vanilla. Dip frozen banana pieces into tahini mix and roll around until coated. Place on a plate covered with wax paper. Top with sesame seeds (I prefer black) and freeze again until shell hardens.
We snacked on these throughout the day, and they were well-loved by all...and gone by the end of the day. 🙂 I think they'd also be great with peanut butter!
What's your favorite way to enjoy bananas?
Eating 4 Balance
These treats look great. I don't have tahini though, so my trusty almond butter will have to do! Thanks 🙂
dannnnng Lauren!! Those treats look amazing!!!! so do they taste really sesame-ish? 😀 And I've seen those popcorn containers and they're so adorable! So cute that your daughter says "pop pop" hehehee
Thanks girl! They have a tahini flavor, but I really like it! I'm not the biggest fan of tahini by itself, but when it's sweetened or added to something else, it's soooo good!
Tahini + banana DOES sound like a fabulous combo! I don't know why I never thought to put the two together before! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I can't wait to try it at home!
Thanks Jessica! Let me know how they turn out if you do!
I can't wait to try that recipe! Happy WIAW!
Thank you! Love your blog name!
Natalie @ Freshlifefindings
Um I'm definitely making these today!! I'm going out of town and need to use my bananas before they go bad, I know my husband will love! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks girl! Let me know how they turn out!
Alex @ therunwithin
that is such a cool recipe, it really does look like that candy shell! happy fourth.
Anna @ The Guiltless Life
Those banana bites sound fabulous! I have a jar of tahini in my fridge and every time a recipe calls for it I LOVE it, but it's just not one of those things I think to use on its own very often. Silly me!
It's great that you incorporate running, weights and circuits as your fitness routine. I had to quit running ever since I had a knee injury, but I replaced it with cardio classes 2-3 x a week like Zumba, and then also do weights and circuits the remaining time. Keeps the body guessing and the boredom at bay!
Yeah, I definitely started seeing more change once I broke out of my rut. The circuits seem to help me a lot!
I never thought to combine bananas and tahini, but that sounds great! I bet those would taste so good with some sun butter too! Love the popcorn "bucket"...I'm a huge fan of tar-jay too!
woow those banana bites look delish!! never thought of that, I will surely have to try this! now that I have some time off studying muhahahha coconut oil is so good for you, I hope one day I can grow my own coconut tree haha
RC @ Just Add Cayenne
Hi there and Happy WIAW! The frozen banana and tahini looks and sounds delightful. Like you mentioned, I'd seriously love to try this recipe with peanut butter....that pair is on this Earth to be together...I swear it!
Have a great 4th!
Thank you! I agree about peanut butter and banana! They are made for each other! Jelly schmelly!