Indulge your taste buds with this amazingly sweet and sticky dessert. It’s got everything that you could hope for in a paleo-friendly sweet treat; a homemade dough made with all natural ingredients and a delicious filling of healthy bananas caramelized in honey and coconut cream, and topped off by a serving of chopped walnuts. It can be ready to go, start to finish, in under an hour as well, making it an incredibly easy dessert to prepare that will delight your dinner guests.
Incredibly Healthy Homemade Dough And Filling
In order to prepare this delicious dessert, you first prepare the filling that will go inside the tarte tatin. Start by combining the honey and the coconut cream and heating them until they become slightly thickened. This will form the lovely sticky base of your dessert while adding a delightfully sweet and tropical flavor that fuses perfectly with the slices of banana that you will be adding in.
Raw honey is one of my absolute favorite things to bake with. Not only is it naturally many times sweeter than sugar, but this sticky liquid is also loaded with many different nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are abundant in honey, and it also contains a fantastic amount of antioxidants. Not only that, but it possesses some outstanding antibacterial and antiviral properties, helping to boost your immune system functioning when you consume it on a regular basis. (1) And there’s no better way to consume it regularly than by making yummy desserts like this.
Caramelized Bananas, A Highly Underrated Paleo Treat
The next step is to add the banana slices into this heated mixture and let them sit and caramelize. After that, it’s time to turn your attention to the simple homemade dough. Making further use of honey, it also adds some protein from the eggs along with a few other natural ingredients. In place of refined wheat flour, this recipe makes use of almond flour instead. Almond flour is a far superior baking option than most other types of flours, as it’s completely gluten-free, packed full of vitamins, minerals, and it also contains a solid amount of protein and healthy fats. Once your dough mixture is prepared, simply pour it over your filling, smooth it out, and throw it in the oven. Within 30 minutes, you’ll be all set to enjoy this mouthwatering dessert.
By topping this banana tarte tatin with chopped walnuts before serving it, not only can you make it even tastier, but you can add even more nutritional value to this dessert at the same time. This tarte tatin is definitely the perfect paleo-friendly dessert: plenty of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals all while being amazingly sweet, sticky, and creamy.
- 4 large bananas, peeled
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 ½ cups almond flour
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a large cast iron pan add the honey and coconut cream and heat over medium heat until combined and slightly thicken.
- Slice the bananas into 1 inch thick pieces and arrange them in the pan. Set aside.
- To make the dough, in a bowl whisk the eggs with honey.
- Add the coconut oil and lemon juice and mix to combine.
- Add the almond flour and baking soda and stir just until combined.
- Pour the dough over the bananas and smooth with spatula.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and leave the tart to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Carefully turn the tart out onto a large plate and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
- Slice and serve.
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