Get a natural energy boost with my clean eating No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe!
Tax season is officially over and now I'm getting ready for a couple of months of pretty frequent travel. With all that travel, I've been brainstorming ways to stay healthy while I'm gone... so much so that yesterday's post was all about it! The last thing I need to catch a bug in the middle of all this!
One thing I've been doing is thinking about different healthy snacks I can make to carry with me, so I resist the urge to eat airport convenience food. I'm all about enjoying whatever food my destination is known for while I'm there... but when I'm in transit I'd rather keep it healthy. With my recent trips to Washington, DC and Dayton, Ohio I was shocked at the lack of decent choices in the airport. The airport food in Atlanta was awful! But that's a subject for another day...
Luckily my No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe will be perfect for a spring/summer take along food for my travels... and hopefully yours too!
No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe
These babies are full of natural energy from oats and bananas. I also added some coconut flakes for additional flavor and tropical thoughts. Plus you satisfy that sweet tooth with just a few dark chocolate chips.
This No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe takes less than 10 minutes to put together! They also are a great way to use up those overripe bananas when you don't have time to actually bake.
Ingredients for this No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe...
Most of these ingredients for this No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe are probably already in your pantry.
- Quick Cooking Oats
- Ripe Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Chia Seeds
You can also easily make these gluten-free by using gluten-free oats! If you need or want to make this vegan or dairy-free you can switch out to these chocolate chips. If you have a peanut allergy feel free to use another nut or seed butter like this almond butter.
How to make these no bake balls...
- Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Form into balls.
- Place on a cookie sheet to firm up in the fridge.
- Once they set, transfer and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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I'm off to pack now! I have to pack for two trips by the end of the day. I'm leaving for the Abacos tomorrow and get back Wednesday... then go to Chicago for a blog trip Thursday -Friday!
And oh yes... happy non-baking! I hope you enjoy my delightful No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe!
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Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for your support.
Clean Eating No Bake Banana Bread Bites
- 2 overripe bananas, mashed
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients until completely combined.
- Roll into small ping pong sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Allow to firm up in the fridge for about an hour.
- Once firm, transfer to an airtight container for storage. Keep in the fridge.
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Do you have any favorite travel snacks?
these are yummy. I only had 1 banana. so I added 1 small individual serving of apple sauce (the sealed cups). I also used sunflower butter. I had to use what I had on hand. thanks for the recipe.
Carrie K says
I have every ingredient on hand, except for the coconut, which I'm not a huge fan of anyway. Can I simply leave out this ingredient? Would you recommend a substitution?
It should be fine to leave out! If you think it needs a little more to balance out the other ingredients you could add more oatmeal. Enjoy!
LINDSEY GUINAZZO says
Do these freeze well?
I haven't tried freezing this type but I think they would do fine!
I’m not sure, but with this recipe you just add raw oats? I don’t need to cook the oatmeal? I plan to cook the oatmeal, just want to make sure.
Just use the raw oats! Enjoy!
Can these energy bites be frozen?
I haven't tested that but I think it would work!
Is this a Keto friendly snack. What are the calories and carbs and protein for one?
I've added the nutritional information to this recipe. I hope that helps!
Hanna R Hubbard says
Do you have nutritional information? How many calories per serving?
I've added the nutritional information! I hope that helps. They are about 125 calories each.
Leslie Larson says
Could I substitute applesauce for bananas or what other fruits could be in place of bananas?
My son loves these but is slightly allergic to bananas. He is so addicted to sugar and these are great to have around for him to help balance his addiction out.
Lacey Valdivia says
How long do they last and how should they be stored?
Hi Lacey! Store in the fridge and they'll last as long as the bananas would stay good... 5-6ish days.
I am *always* looking for quick little treats to prepare for when I'm flying, hiking or going on little day trips and yet I really suffer in the imagination-creative-snacks-department!
These look absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to try them!
Thanks! HOpe you enjoy them!
Anything I can substitute for peanut butter? My daughter is allergic to nuts.
Is she allergic to seeds? You could try sunflower seed butter.
Do you have to use Chai seeds or can you leave them out or substitute them for something else?
Hi Mel! You can just leave them out if you don't have them. I hope you enjoy my Banana Bread Bites!
Michelle Henderson says
These are delicious! In 1.5x the recipe and got about 30 balls out of the recipe. I used a small cookie scoop. Followed all ingredients as stated and they’re delicious!!!! Using these as post workout snacks. And did I mention it took me literally 10 minutes to do everything?!
Michelle Henderson says
These are delicious! In 1.5x the recipe and got about 30 balls out of the recipe. I used a small cookie scoop. Followed all ingredients as stated and they're delicious!!!! Using these as post workout snacks. And did I mention it took me literally 10 minutes to do everything?!
Miz Helen says
Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday and has been pinned to our Full Plate Thursday Features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
These are great! I'm always looking for ways to use up overripe bananas. They go ripe before I can eat them. I love the sound of these bites. They have a good sweetness withe the chocolate chips and banana without being over indulgent. Perfect portable snack!
Have fun on your trips!
So true! I always keep them around.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
I ALWAYS travel with food. Protein bars of a wide variety, I bake stuff, freeze it, and take it with me.
I actually enjoy McDonald's salads, and we have one at our airport, so that is my go-to if we happen to be there around lunch time. And we always stop in the same Fridays in Atlanta, where I typically get steak & veggies & maybe sweet potato fries.
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
YAY for getting the hubs back! Isn't it nice to be married? Lol. These look so tasty!
heather @Lunging Through Life says
I know people can start liking coffee so it's about time I start to like peanut butter! haha
Blane Sherer says
Looks like a tasty snack.
Hope all goes well with your trips!