3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups

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This healthy 3-ingredient banana fudge recipe is surprising because one would not expect the word ‘healthy’ to be associated with fudge. These banana desserts are, though, because they involve just three healthy ingredients, like nut butter and banana. Arman, the author of The Big Man’s World recipe blog, brilliantly came up with this easy dessert when searching for a way to use up leftover bananas. Unlike a traditional recipe for fudge candy, this banana recipe does not contain any sugar, and it doesn’t get cooked on the stove. This banana fudge cups recipe doesn’t even require an oven. The texture is very similar to fudge, though. The nut butter mingled with the mashed banana and coconut oil sets into a fudgy consistency when chilled.

Fudge is a confection that is usually a mixture of sugar, milk, and butter, and cooked to a soft ball stage, 240 degrees Fahrenheit or 116 degrees Celsius. Fudge recipes can contain chocolate and any variety of mix-in ingredients, like chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruits. The appeal of fudge is its smooth, creamy texture and sweet taste. While this banana fudge recipe isn’t a traditional fudge, it fulfills what is most desirable about the popular confection using natural ingredients that can appeal to anyone. These no bake treats will appeal to anyone who enjoys a gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan or sugar-free diet because it uses no wheat-based products, dairy products, animal products or sugar. If you are looking for healthy banana recipes other than the usual banana bread or muffins to use up overripe bananas, these fudge cups would be perfect. These easy desserts will use two ripe bananas for twelve muffin-sized portions. If desired, you could pour this banana mixture into mini muffin cups for bite-size portions instead.

There is no specification over whether to use salted or unsalted nut butter in your version of this banana fudge recipe. A pinch of salt will always bring out the flavors in dessert, though, so it is recommended that if you use unsalted nut butter, add a pinch of salt to your dessert for the best taste. Part of what makes this dessert so healthy is the use of the banana. Bananas are ideal for a dessert because they are very sweet naturally, but they are also good additions to any person’s diet because they contain a generous amount of potassium and dietary fiber. The creamy texture of very ripe banana adds to the fudgy texture of this fudge recipe.

Dessert recipes like this one are hard to come by because it is difficult to find a dessert that is both nutritious and satisfyingly sweet. If you are used to making healthier desserts, chances are you have the coconut oil and nut butter in the pantry already. To learn more about how this genius dessert is made, check out Arman’s blog, which includes attractive photos and an intriguing write-up. Thank you to Arman for sharing this 3-ingredient banana cup recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups From The Big Man's World
Ingredients: Bananas, cashew butter, coconut oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 366, Calories from Fat 277, Total Fat 30.8g 47%, Saturated Fat 12.5g 63%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 198mg 8%,Potassium 420mg 12%, Carbohydrates 17.5g 6%, Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%, Sugars 8.8g, Protein 11.2g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 0%,Iron 23%

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