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From The Guardian to Good Food Guide, Food Network to Delicious, Selina Periampillai is the go-to chef when it comes to Mauritian cuisine. After trawling the streets of London for an authentic taste of her heritage, she soon realised that there were very few traditional spots sharing plates from the tiny island her parents call home. As a self taught cook, Selina made it her mission to bring the flavours, colours and feasts of Mauritius to the masses and established Taste Mauritius. From supper clubs to pop ups, private catering to her very own cookbook ‘The Island Kitchen’, Selina wows with vibrant dishes of cari poule, dhal pita and exotic coconut ices to name a few.
Selina’s Nut Butter Choc Chip Bites
A few words from Selina… This is a favourite snack I make for my daughter, whether it’s a mid afternoon treat or something to keep her occupied in the car after school! It’s super easy to make, only using FOUR ingredients. Perfect when you have a glut of overripe bananas and want to make something healthy for the kids. These addictive banana bites are also gluten free and something those little hands can get involved with making.
Makes 9-10 bites
1 large ripe banana, peeled
1 cup of gluten free oats approx 100g
1 tbsp nut butter (I used cashew or peanut butter)
60g dark chocolate chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 160 fan.
2. In a bowl mash the banana using the back of a fork, add in the oats, nut butter and chocolate chips and mix well together.
3. Using your hands, mould into bite size balls.
4. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes in the oven.
5. Take out, cool slightly and enjoy!
Recipe by Selina Periampillai, Chef and Author of The Island Kitchen.
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