The other day I walked past the discounted cart in the grocery store and spotted some ripe bananas. I thought what a great deal, and that it would be incentive to make lots of recipes with them. Well, a week went by and they continued to get more spotted and brown every time I looked at them.
Who’s been there? I can’t be the only one. I was really wanting a snack that was easily transportable and offered a quick energy fix. I did some brainstorming and created these delicious energy balls which can help to get rid of some of those ripe bananas.
For a vegan recipe, swap out the raw honey for brown rice syrup.
Banana Bread Energy Balls
Yields 16 balls
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 2 cups gluten-free oats
- 1 tablespoon sunflower or pumpkin seed butter (you can sub with peanut butter if you do not have an allergy)
- 2 tablespoons raw honey (use brown rice syrup for vegan)
- 2-3 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods for nut-free)
- Add oats to a food processor and process until a flour forms.
- Add seed butter, banana, raw honey, and water. Add one tablespoon of water at a time to help blend.
- Pulse until a dough ball forms.
- Mix in chocolate chips.
- Roll into small one inch balls.
- Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to be eaten.
81 cal | 3g fat | 14g carb |3g protein per ball