Today we got up, ate breakfast, the girls drew on their chalkboard wall for about an hour, then we went outside and played for about an hour, now Tahlia is napping and Taevia is eating lunch. It feels like a pretty accomplished day in my tiny people’s lives so far. So, I’m taking advantage of the fact that everyone is in a good mood and motivated today to get you a quick recipe!
I threw this together the other night because I wanted dessert but didn’t want something sugary necessarily. Ya know? Something that tasted good and was delicious. So I made this. Yum.
- 1 cup almonds processed through your food processor or blender (yes, other nut types will work too! Go crazy! Or nutty!… hahaha yeah. I went there. Again.)
- 2 tbsp grassfed butter
- 1 banana per person
- coconut whipped cream
Ingredients for coconut whipped cream:
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 tbsp pure grade B maple syrup
For the coconut whipped cream, you have to place the can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge over-night. When you open the chilled can, the coconut cream will have firmed up on top and the coconut water will be on the bottom. Scoop out the coconut cream. Save the coconut water for smoothies or cooking or whatever you want! Whisk the coconut cream until it starts to firm up. Add in the 1 tbsp maple syrup and keep whisking. I like to use my kitchenaid whisk attachment to make my coconut whipped cream. It only takes a few minutes! I HIGHLY recommend making this with a mechanical whisk of some sort. Whisking coconut cream by hand is exhausting!
I actually like the consistency of the coconut whipped cream after you make it… then refrigerate it for a few hours. I know. I know. More waiting. But it’s even more delicious this way – if that was possible!
For the actual dessert:
Melt your 2 tbsp grassfed butter in a small saucepan on the stove, add in your processed almonds and mix well. You’re not trying to cook the almonds – just add in the buttery goodness. 😉
Chop up your banana however you’d like. Sprinkle the desired amount of the buttery almonds over your banana and top with your coconut whipped cream.