Why you will love Healthy “No-Bake” Banana Oat Bites
Healthy Banana Oat Bites are easy to make and a big hit with young and old alike. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and made in less than 15 minutes. You can enjoy them instantly or keep for later, they refrigerate and freeze well.
Why you should always make your own snacks
Do you think that good, homemade and healthy food comes with an exorbitant price tag? I find exactly the opposite, actually. If we roll up our sleeves and make homemade meals and snacks like these Cookie Dough Balls or Healthy Beetroot Macaroons, it costs a whole lot less than buying the pre-made versions. Of course, there is a hefty price difference between healthy food and convenience food but that’s a different topic. I am more than happy to pay a little more knowing that I nourish my body rather than making it sick.
What I actually meant by it is cheaper to make your own healthy snacks becomes quite obvious if you start looking at the price tags of healthy energy balls sold in the supermarkets. On average, they retail at €3.50- €4.50 for 1-3 energy balls, which is almost the total amount of what I paid for the ingredients that went into my Banana Oat Bites recipe. BUT you won’t be getting just 1, or 2, or 3, you will be getting 16 Banana Oat Bites, quite a difference don’t you think?
Not to forget that you have complete control over what goes in and the pride of creating something from scratch! Plus, children are more enticed to eat healthy food if they were involved in the process of making it.
Do you make your own snacks or do you prefer the convenience of buying them? I’m looking forward to reading your comments.
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Healthy "No-Bake" Banana Oat Bites
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats gluten-free if required
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Peel your bananas and place them in a medium-sized bowl, now mash them with a fork.
- Add all the other ingredients and mix with a spoon or spatula until everything is well combined.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out small bits of dough at a time and roll it between your palms into 1 1/2 inch sized balls.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours to give them some time to firm up.
6 thoughts on “Healthy “No-Bake” Banana Oat Bites”
These look delicious!
thanks a lot and they are so easy to make hope you will enjoy them.
Let me know how you get on.:-)
Can I use normal butter instead of almond butter?
Hi Eva, I wouldn’t recommend using regular butter, because it goes softer and is very different in flavour, but you can substitute it with any nut butter. ~Eva
Hello. A nice easy and tasty recipe. Just one question: recipe above calls for maple syrup, the video clip uses brown rice syrup. I assume the latter makes these more firm and easy to work with? Thanks.
Hi Christopher, yes, you are correct, with brown rice syrup it is a bit less sticky, but both work fine. I just use whatever is in the cupboard, honey also works well.