Delicious and easy to make these Vegan banana bread energy balls are great for healthy snacking or satisfying your sweet craving in a guilt freeway. These no-bake energy bites need no cooking or baking and get ready within minutes.
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Banana is one of the favorite fruits of my husband and he always buys more than what we two can easily finish. The result- there will always be some frozen and some over-ripe bananas in my kitchen.
That's the reason you will often see me posting banana recipes on my blog.
Today I am sharing the recipe of one of my favorite no-bake energy bites- Vegan banana bread energy balls.
It's a very easy recipe that does not need any baking or cooking. You just need to soak dates in warm water for a few minutes, de-seed them, and then put all the ingredients in a food processor. Finally, make balls with the mixture and sprinkle some cinnamon powder. Your no-bake vegan energy bites are ready!
These banana bread energy bites are great for post-workout snacking too. You can also carry them to your office or college to beat hunger pangs in a healthier way.
Recipe tips & tricks
- Use overripe bananas to make these energy balls.
- If possible, use Medjool dates.
- Adjust the number of dates depending on how sweet you want the energy balls to be.
- Don't skip the step of soaking the dates. Soaked dates help in binding the balls.
- You can also add more seeds and nuts of your choice.
- To make gluten-free energy bites, use a gluten-free variety of oats.
- Instead of sprinkling cinnamon powder, you can also roll the balls in desiccated coconut, chopped nuts, or melted chocolate.
- If you are a calorie counter, make small-sized balls.
One thing which I like a lot about energy balls is that they can be modified very easily. You just need to change a few ingredients and a completely new flavor gets created.
If you want to try some different types of vegan energy bites than don't miss checking my apricot energy bites and chocolate-peanut butter energy balls.
To make these energy bites, you need the following ingredients which are generally easily available in every kitchen:
- Ripe banana (preferably over-ripe)
- Rolled Oats
- Walnuts/ any other nut of your choice
- Chia seeds- you can also use other seeds like pumpkin seeds, flax seeds
- Pitted dates
- Cinnamon powder- other spices like nutmeg powder or green cardamom powder can also be used
- Peanut butter/ any other nut butter
- Salt- to balance all the sweetness
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- Baked plantain
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Vegan Banana bread energy balls
- 1 cup dates pitted
- 1 banana preferably over ripe
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup walnut kernels
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Soak the dates in warm water for around 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes discard the water and remove the seeds.
- Put all the ingredients in a grinder or food processor and process until everything comes together like a dough.
- Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
- Take a small portion of the mixture and roll between your palms to make a smooth ball. Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top of the balls.
- Enjoy them immediately or keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Use over-ripe banana in the recipe.
- Adjust the quantity of dates depending upon your sweetness preference.
- You can add more nuts and seeds to make them healthier.
Very tasty and healthy recipe
Thank you 🙂
1/2 cup of peanut butter plus 2 tbspns - is that right?
Yes Susan, that's right 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons.