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Easy Banana Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Big bowl of energy bites on cutting board

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

0 minutes

Yield

14

These addictive banana peanut butter energy bites are seriously so good. They don’t involve any cooking or baking time. Prep these quickly at the beginning of the week and have a healthy snack for your busy week ahead.

Hand holding an energy bite

Why you’ll love these energy bites: 

  • Quick: These are ready in only 15 minutes 
  • No-Bake: You don’t have to bake these. Just mix them up, roll them, and voila 
  • Versatile: There are so many great combinations you can make for energy bites so get creative 

Big bowl of energy bites on cutting board

Ingredient Notes: 

Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are so good for you. Throw them into smoothies, on top of salads or bowls, or into baking. These little brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fatty acids such as omega-3s and omega-6s. 

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain quercetin, which is an antioxidant that can help reduce your chances of several different health conditions. These seeds are high in fiber, and just like hemp seeds, so versatile. 

Big bowl of energy bites on cutting board

How to make energy bites: 

  1. In a food processor, add ALL of the ingredients except the dark chocolate chips. Pulse until combined.
  2. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Fold in the milk chocolate chips.
  4. Use a small scoop or use a spoon to scoop into “ping-pong” size balls, approximately 2 tbsp. worth. 
  5. Roll the energy bites out with your hands until smooth.
  6. Set all bites onto a plate with parchment paper.
  7. Add extra coconut flakes or dark chocolate chips on top. 
  8. Refrigerate for 30 – 45 minutes then transfer to an airtight container in the fridge.
  9. Enjoy at any time!

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Do I have to use peanut butter? No! Use any other nut or seed butter of your choosing!

Customize It: Add any spices, nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate that you wish. Customize your bites!

How do I make this recipe vegan? To make vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup or Medjool dates

Storage: To store your bites, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks OR in the freezer for up to 3 months (remember to allow them to thaw in the fridge before enjoying again).

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Big bowl of energy bites on cutting board

Easy Energy Bites

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian,Dairy-Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These delicious, nutritious energy bites are easy to make using simple ingredients like banana and peanut butter.


Ingredients

Scale

1 cup rolled oats

¾ cup coconut flakes

½ cup peanut butter

1 banana (ripe)

23tbsp. honey

3 tbsp. whole brown flax seeds

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tbsp. hemp seeds

1 tbsp. vanilla

¼ cup dairy-free milk chocolate chips


Instructions

In a food processor, add ALL of the ingredients except the dark chocolate chips. Pulse until combined.

Transfer to a medium-sized bowl.

Fold in the milk chocolate chips.

Use a small scoop or use a spoon to scoop into “ping-pong” size balls, approximately 2 tbsp. worth. 

Roll the energy bites out with your hands until smooth.

Set all bites onto a plate with parchment paper.

Add extra coconut flakes or dark chocolate chips on top. 

Refrigerate for 30 – 45 minutes then transfer to an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy at any time!


Notes

Use any other nut or seed butter of your choosing!

Add any spices, nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate that you wish. Customize your bites!

To make vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup or Medjool dates

To store your bites, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks OR in the freezer for up to 3 months (remember to allow them to thaw in the fridge before enjoying again).


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 14
  • Calories: 148
  • Sugar: 7.1g
  • Sodium: 41.5mg
  • Fat: 9.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: recipe, peanut, butter, chocolate, oatmeal

Lana

Lovely, my favorite recipes!

Maria Koutsogiannis

they are soo good

Hailey

Cool, my kids love energy balls, they like it when I add more chocolate bits haha

Maria Koutsogiannis

haha me too! only way to do it

Bailey

How long will these last?

Maria Koutsogiannis

all those details are in the notes of the recipe card!

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