Recipe: Egg White and Nut Free Coconut Banana Snack Bar (SCD, GAPS, Paleo)

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Jan 04
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Some of my patients are allergic to eggs and nuts. This Egg White and Nut Free Coconut Banana Snack Bar helps them out.

I needed some kind of a snack bar that eliminated these two items. I really hate folks to give up egg yolks because they are so full of nutrition, so I tried out this experiment with just the yolks.

It’s good!

Egg Yolks Have A lot of Nutrition!

Many folks who are allergic to eggs are actually allergic to the egg white protein, albumin. Allergy testing may only test the whole egg and not differentiate between the white and the yolk.  The egg white is the protein and the yolk contains important fats, cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins and minerals.

Egg yolks are full of nutrition in the form of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2 as well as essential fatty acids, especially DHA. Yolks are rich in folate, selenium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. (source)

In the yolks there are also a few grams of protein and notably, plenty of cholesterol. You don’t want to eliminate egg yolks if you don’t need to.

Even some of the against cholesterol folks acknowledge that dietary cholesterol has nothing to do with blood levels of cholesterol – and that cholesterol is a critical nutrient in the diet. It is essential for brain function, nerve conduction and children in particular need lots of cholesterol in their diet.

Feed your kids as many egg yolks as they will eat (from pasture raised chickens).

I don’t want people to give up egg yolks in the worst way.

Carefully separating the yolks from the white gets easy after a little practice. Hopefully, your allergy is to the white and not the yolk. Using the gelatin egg replacer also adds some good amino acids to the snack and it helps hold things together.

If you do not have an egg allergies, just add whole eggs to the recipe!

Egg White and Nut Free Coconut Banana Snack Bar

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Recipe: Egg White and Nut Free Coconut Banana Snack Bar (SCD, GAPS, Paleo)

coconut snack bar, egg white free
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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In the mini processor chop up the raisins and remove
  2. Place the banana in the processor and puree
  3. Place all the ingredients (except the gelatin and water) in the bowl and mix together
  4. Mix the gelatin and water and quickly mix into the batter
  5. Lay out the batter on parchment paper (greased), build into a rectangle and flatten
  6. Sprinkle some more cinnamon on top an smooth with a spatula
  7. Bake at 325º F for about 15-20 minutes or so until browned on top
  8. Cool and cut

Notes

Tip: The trick to separating egg yolks is to keep shuttling the yolk back and forth between the two halves of the shell when you break it open – until all the white has dripped off. Save the whites for someone else.

Equipment

 

You could also use one of these egg separators.

If you don’t tolerate egg yolks I think you can just take them out, use the gelatin egg replacer and the recipe would still work.

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Recipe: Egg White and Nut Free Coconut Banana Snack Bar (SCD, GAPS, Paleo)

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