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Looking for a guilt-free dessert to make with the ingredients you have in your pantry and refrigerator? These banana boats are the perfect snack or sweet treat to satisfy your cravings! Plus, they are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that will leave your body feeling refreshed.  

If you don’t have all the ingredients around your kitchen, feel free to mix and match with your own Paleo toppings. Some healthy substitutions are walnuts, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, flaxseeds, diced pineapple, sliced almonds, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or any type of Paleo nut butter. Enjoy these at home or assemble when camping for a delicious treat outdoors.


  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
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  • 2 oz 100% cacao 

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 bananas

  • 1/2 cups blueberries

  • 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped

  • 1/4 cups pecans, chopped (AIP - omit)

  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds (AIP - omit)

  • 1/4 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 4 tbsp almond butter (AIP - omit)

  • 2 tsp raw honey


  1. Heat a small pot over low-medium heat. Add cacao and coconut oil. Cook 5-10 minutes until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  2. Slice bananas lengthwise and lay them on a plate. Sprinkle with blueberries, strawberries, pecans, hemp seeds, coconut, and cinnamon. Drizzle with almond butter, melted cacao, and honey. Serve immediately.

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