This recipe came to me when I was out “repurpose”- shopping for some interesting plates for my food photography. I saw these bright yellow banana boats for $2.50 and immediately thought of Elvis and his PB&Banana Sandwiches. So…if Elvis were alive and he was living Paleo-style, then this would be his dessert!!
2 tsp natural almond butter
2T unsweetened coconut flakes
2 egg whites, room temperature
1T coconut crystals
1 tsp raw honey
2 oz dark chocolate (80%)
2T roughly chopped pecans
Slice the banana lengthwise down the center. Place in two separate bowls. Spread 1tsp of almond butter down the length of each banana half. Sprinkle 1/2 T of the coconut flakes down each of the banana halves. Set aside.
Preheat broiler. Blend egg whites in a metal bowl. Mix the coconut crystals in gradually. Add the honey. Blend until you have stiff peaks (you now have meringue).
Spoon or pipe the meringue mixture to the side of each banana. Broil for 2-3 minutes until browned.
Remove bananas from the oven. Drizzle 1 oz of melted chocolate over each banana/meringue. Top with crushed pecans and remaining coconut flakes.