Banana Nut Balls for Breakfast

September 30th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

I took yesterday off from exercise so a run was in order first thing this morning. A quickie 4 miles in about a half hour, home to whip up an Averie inspired breakfast.

I think I need to send Cuisinart a thank you note because I use my food processor almost every day. Or maybe they should send me a thank you note for featuring my food processor on the blog almost everyday. YOU’RE WELCOME CUISINART!

But enough with the accolades already and back to breakfast. Yesterday Averie used flax, coconut oil and maple syrup to make some pancake cookies. As luck would have it, I’ve been feeling like I’m in a breakfast slump I was excited I had something new to try this morning.

Except breakfast for me isn’t complete without bananas and almond butter, so I took Averie’s concoction and ran with it.

Food Processor Money Shot

A pile of ground flax, a banana and some almond butter.

But it ended up being too wet to form into anything like a pancake. I added more flax, which lead to it being too flaxy. (Flaxy is my word – don’t look it up.) Let’s add another banana. Now it’s too wet again. <*Dramatic Sigh*> I threw in a little unsweetened shredded coconut and then a couple medjool dates and before I knew I had a big glop of not-too-wet banana nut mess in a bowl.

Banana Ball Dough

And it tasted great!

Still, I didn’t think pancakes were going to work. So I rolled them up into balls and breaded them in a little more shredded coconut and called them banana nut balls. It works.

Banana Balls

I think the kids might even eat these, Ava is probably my best shot. Maybe Maxine too with a little effort in presentation.

Banana Balls for Kids

There! That might do the trick.

I made them a couple of these banana nut balls and they are ready and waiting for when Thing 1 and Thing 2 grace me with their presence and claw at me claiming to be hungry. I ate the rest of the banana ball glop, unrolled and unbreaded since I can give a rats ass about presentation after slaving over the food processor while still in my running clothes. It sort of felt like I was eating a big bowl of cookie dough for breakfast. No presentation necessary – just hand me a spoon.


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