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Gina Matsoukas

Paleo Banana Chia Bites

These paleo banana chia bites are naturally sweet and perfectly moist mini-muffins. Ok, so admittedly, these aren’t going to win any awards for most original recipe. A banana muffin…wow. Never seen it before. But, these are probably one of my biggest grain free, gluten free, sugar free baking successes ever.

Something that seriously bothers me about paleo/grain free baked goods is the amount of eggs used in most recipes. I go through an alarming amount of eggs as is, I don’t need to be sacrificing 5 of them at a time for bread unless someone would like to gift me a chicken (and someone to take care of it in my backyard).

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So I decided to try and beat the system with chia seeds and lots of mashed banana. And it worked. Like really worked. These are super moist (eeek gross word alert), not too dense like most grain free “breads” and naturally sweet. I haven’t done the nutritional stats on them, but I’m betting they’re pretty stellar. Especially as pre-workout fuel.

For the recipe and ingredients click here.

*This post was originally published on Gina’s blog, Running to the Kitchen. For more from Gina, visit www.runningtothekitchen.com

Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, running and anything outdoors with her husband and weimaraner, Ginger.

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