Banana Oatmeal Energy Balls
Keep snack time simple with these banana oatmeal energy balls! Made with healthy, fueling ingredients and no processed sugars, these banana energy bites make a great toddler snack (as do these toddler muffins). Plus, the combo of almond butter and banana is one that no kid can resist!
The trick to being a healthy mom is having an ever-stocked freezer. Seriously.
These banana oatmeal balls are full of flavor and use minimally processed sugars. Thus, they're perfect as a grab-and-go energy boost.
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Do These Balls Contain Dates?
No! While I adore date-based energy balls (and we do make a lot of them), sometimes it's nice to have the option for a different kind of fuel.
Instead, these banana oatmeal energy balls are sweetened with bananas and a teeny hint of honey. While the honey isn't necessary for sweetness, it does help t keep the balls together. Learn more about when and why to give kiddos honey.
When To Use Them
These banana energy bites are perfect for just that: energy! Thus, use them when you're running around and don't have time to make something else.
Use them when your toddler needs to be distracted in their high chair.
Or, use them as fuel when you hit a midday slump 😉
Moreover, these no-bake energy balls work well for just about everything. They're not high in protein but they do contain quality ingredients. Plus, the flaxseed and coconut meal that they're loaded with healthy fats- perfect for kiddos.
Can I Freeze The Bites?
Yes... and no. While the banana oatmeal energy balls do freeze, they taste better fresh. Thus, they're best stored in the fridge.
Also, the banana balls are naturally sticky, to begin with. Coming out of the freezer I find that they're even more sticky and don't hold together as well. Likewise, while this would work for a toddler in a high chair, on the go it's not really helpful.
Let's face it, whipping sticky hands in the back of a car is never fun!
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1.5 tablespoons Almond butter
- 2 tablespoons Brown rice syrup
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1.5 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons Shredded Coconut
Note: this recipe can be made nut-free by subbing in Sun Butter in place of almond- perfect for school snacks!
How To Make The Recipe
In a bowl, mash bananas and vanilla extract until combined.
Add in the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, melt the almond butter, honey and syrup together.
Pour wet into dry and mix until everything looks sticky.
Stir in the coconut. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Line a board with parchment paper and grease your hands with coconut oil.
Portion and roll the mixture into small balls.
Place on the parchment paper and let set in the fridge until ready to eat.
Makes 16 balls.
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An easy, no-bake recipe and a healthy snack! These banana energy bites contain minimally processed sugars, will keep you fueled, and are perfect for a grab and go boost