Today was the first day in a long stretch of time that we welcomed back a company Wednesday favorite- lunchtime Clubz, and in particular our club, Nutrishus.
I was thrilled with how it turned out. My colleague Charlie sent us an idea for No Bake Banana Nut Muffin Bites with protein powder, and the "no-bake" concept led to a delicious new recipe, which is actually quite similar to my "All Time Favorite Cookie" recipe (also on the blog).
We decided to opt out of the protein powder and make it sweeter with chocolate chips, as well as add in our own variations of ingredients. Because this is a work environment, it was tricky without a cutting board, sharp knives, or a mixer, but the best part is that we didn't even really need any of that. Make do with what you have, it's much more fun. Cooking is supposed to be makeshift, collaborative, and creative. And the purpose of today's club was to prove that anyone can cook!
Thus, I now want to introduce you to a new team favorite, "No Bake Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Bites" - a mouthful!
No Bake Chocolate Chip Walnut Bites
Here's what you'll need:
3/4 cup organic almond flour
1/2 cup organic rolled oats
2 large bananas, mashed- a nice even yellow
3 tbs Organic coconut sugar (optional)
1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Chocolate chips (we used non-GMO, semisweet)- 1/2 cup approximately-- use your judgement
Here is the best part, all you need to do is first mash your bananas really well, and then add in the rest of the ingredients! Using your hands, which are your best tools for cooking and baking, blend all of the ingredients together until the texture allows you to form them into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and in the fridge for 20 minutes until cool and somewhat firm.
Check out the slideshow below (click pics to the right)
Bon appetit! We loved them, I hope you do as well. Comment below with what you think :)
Bonne appetit et bonne sante,