Half way! Mid term. Half time. Center stage. Midstream. Mid race. This is it! Surprise! The big week of our #fakebabies gender reveal!
Couldn’t have planned it better if I tried. Week 20. Traditional time for the anatomy ultrasound, which generally coincides with finding out the gender. And since they’re the size of a banana…
- Is it a he?
- Is it a she?
- No, it’s a mon-key!!
Congrats baby monkey Mama!
Did you know that the baby’s inner ear is the only sense organ that is fully developed at birth? Time to crank up our 90’s dance music! Not only will they be foodies but music aficionados as well!
So, bananas. Another tricky food to find shelf stable. Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s and their freeze dried fruit selection.
And thank you to Google for allowing me to find this recipe. And I’d like to thank… Geez, I sound like I just won an Oscar.
Bananas are high in potassium helping with leg cramps. They’re also high in carbs, increasing as they ripen. Whereas green bananas are starch resistant with many health benefits, such as providing good bacteria for your gut to feed on. Alas, this recipe calls for regular, ripe, freeze dried yellow bananas. It’s okay, it’s for the #fakebabies
I was stoked to find this recipe, and in keeping with tradition, I did tweak it a bit, and I renamed it, because how could I not name it Monkey Balls? It all ties together so nicely.
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup freeze dried bananas
1/4 cup almond flour
2 tsp ground flax seed
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Place the bananas in a Ziploc bag and beat with a rolling pin. You could put them in a food processor, but as the waiter said in NOLA, that takes the heart and soul out of it. And when else can you just beat something with a rolling pin?
Separate 2 Tbsp of the crushed bananas and mix with 1 tsp cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. This is for dusting the rolled balls. (Haha, I said “dusting the balls.”)
In another bowl, mix together the remaining crushed bananas, almond flour, flax seed and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
In a third bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Now mix the 2nd bowl of dry ingredients with this bowl of wet ingredients until you get a nice dough.
I used a Tablespoon for consistency and rolled them into balls, then rolled them in the banana/cinnamon coating, you know, “dusted the balls.”