unoreos

No bake Paleo “UnOreos”

Banana Coconut carob treats

These treats are called “unoreos” because they resemble Oreos only vaguely in appearance.

But unlike real Oreos, you can feel good about feeding yourself and your kids these easy, no bake treats that need no added sweetener.

I was inspired to make these after receiving some high quality organic coconut oil in the mail from Tropical Traditions. I was excited when one of my favorite online vendors, Tropical Traditions, provided me with a free sample of this product to review.

I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

But after trying their product, I thought…why not?

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Below is some information about Tropical Traditions and virgin coconut oil.
Tropical Traditions homepage
Gold label product page
What is virgin coconut oil?
How to use coconut oil

I mostly use coconut oil in my dessert recipes. I love to make chocolate or carob fudge with it.

Speaking of which, on to the recipe.

If you are not familiar with carob, it’s a pod just like cocoa but has a naturally sweet flavor, when cocoa tends to be bitter. If you use carob there’s no need to add extra sweetener. If you prefer to substitute cocoa for carob, use half the amount and add in a table spoon of maple syrup or honey.

If you are following the recipe exactly, you will be surprised how the natural sweetness of bananas, coconut and carob make this the perfect low sugar treat.

And aren’t they cute?

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Ingredients

One or two bananas, chilled in the fridge

A can of coconut cream (this is not coconut milk but the thick, solid cream of the coconut)

1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup of carob powder

optional: 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract or cinnamon

How to

Mix the melted coconut oil with the carob powder and mix until the lumps are gone. Add cinnamon and/or vanilla if you like those flavors.

Take the bananas out of the fridge, peel and slice into rounds

Use a toothpick or two to dip the banana into the warm coconut oil. If that’s too hard and time consuming, I have an easier method. Spread the banana slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and pour the carob mixture over it.

Use a measuring cup with a pouring spout for easier pouring.

Let it sit for a bit, then turn over and pour the rest of the mixture on the other half of the banana slices.

Put the cookie sheet in the fridge to cool for half an hour. If you want to eat it faster put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

When they’ve hardened, spread a little bit of coconut cream on one banana slice and sandwich another one on top of it.

Your healthy banana carob coconut treats are ready to serve! They’re small so don’t feel guilty about eating a lot of them! They’re actually good for you!

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  1. Dawn Reply

    O-M-G! I LOVE YOU, ANGELA! These look amazing. Can’t wait to try them!

    • Angela Privin Reply

      Thank you Dawn! You don’t know how much I needed to hear you sweet words today! Sending so much love right back at you!

  2. Nadine Reply

    Look FANTASTIC!!

  3. Donna Reply

    This Banana no bake looks delicious! I’m going to buy some bananas today and give this a try.

    • Angela Privin Reply

      HAPPY TO HEAR IT DONNA!

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  5. nathania Reply

    Yum!

  6. Janet Reply

    When I tried to combine the carob powder with the melted coconut oil it gummed up into a big ball and no amount of stirring helped. I tried twice thinking maybe first time was a fluke. Same results. I ended up pouring off all the extra oil and rolling the carob out like a fruit roll up. Any suggestions?

    • Angela Privin Reply

      Hi Janet, thanks for letting me know and awesome save on turning it into a fruit roll up! You can dehydrate the carob and see if it tastes yummy. As far as trying again, you may want to temper the carob into the melted coconut oil. Or heat the oil in a pan on the stove and temper the carob slowly as you mix it. It has never happened to me, so I am not sure what the problem was but if you want to try it again, I think putting in a little at a time and mixing should help.

  7. Urszula Reply

    It sounds great, however, fruit does not digest well when combined with other food. It’s best eaten alone between meals. What are your thoughts, Angela?

    • Angela Privin Reply

      Hi Urszula, you are right about combining fruit and other food but this is only a concern if you have a serious digestive issue that you are trying to heal. However, when I was healing my gut I ate fruit with other foods like pumpkin seed butter. And I still healed up fine. It might have been faster and easier if I was stricter about this fruit food combining rule but I was already living with so many food rules that it was better not to add anymore.

  8. Dawn Reply

    We finally got a chance to try the UnOreos! It took a while because my husband kept eating my chilled bananas before I got home. LOL! Anyway, they turned out fantastic. I didn’t take a pic because they weren’t as pretty as yours. But man, they were amazing. I need to make a double batch because they didn’t last long!
    Keep up the good work with these recipes, Angela. They are SO YUM!

    • Angela Privin Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. My husband also went crazy for these! Thanks for your comment, you made my day!

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