Today's Tasty Friday treat is a recipe for paleo banana coconut foster from the book The Paleo Slow Cooker: Healthy, Gluten-free Meals the Easy Way.
Paleo Banana Coconut Foster
Banana Foster originated in New Orleans during the 1950s. One of the reasons I love this dessert, besides how delicious it is, is my love of all things oldies. Relaxing at home, listening to Elvis and enjoying a bowl of this dessert, is my idea of bliss.
10 bananas, cut into quarters
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup coconut flakes
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp coconut rum
1 tsp vanilla
Coconut cream for serving
› Place the bananas in the slow cooker and top with walnuts and coconut flakes.
› Mix together remaining ingredients, except the coconut cream, and pour over the bananas.
› Cook on low for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until bananas are tender, but not mushy.
› Place on plates, pour coconut cream over and serve.
More about the Race Point cook book:
The Paleo diet has been the latest health movement, taking the low carb diet a step further by eliminating grains and legumes and eating only lean, grass-fed meat. In short they consume only what was available to ancient humans or cavemen. The theory says that by eating what human bodies were designed to eat, people will be healthier, have fewer illnesses and lose weight. In many cases, Paleo diet consumers are also fueling their P90X or Cross Fit exercise routines, the two most popular fitness regimes in the country. The health benefits have been supported by major studies. This is a popular trend much like the low carb diet. It is combined with the great bookselling topic of slow cooking. While the cavemen didn’t have slow cookers, they certainly used slow cooking techniques over fires which make the meals in this book one step closer to the origins and theory behind the diet. The delicious dishes are as homey as they are healthy—and ready when you are.
Arsy Vartanian (Santa Cruz, CA) is a foodie and Paleo diet success story herself. Her blog Rubies and Radishes (formerly 30 Days of Paleo) features tasty and inventive meals for those Paleo obsessed. She is also doing Cross Fit like many of her fellow Paleo dieters.