Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bites are little no bake snack balls full of peanut butter, banana powder, flax seeds + oat bran that taste like Peanut Butter Banana Bread. A couple bites and you’ll satisfy that sweet tooth!
Yep, these No Bake Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bites are
just the snack for banana bread lovers!
How to make Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bites
These delicious peanut butter snack balls use freeze-dried banana slices from Trader Joe’s. It turns out that crushing freeze-dried fruit makes a flavor packed fine powder that you can add to lots of things – think pancakes, muffins, quick bread, etc. It’s delicious in this fruity whipped cream recipe.
Some snack ball recipes use fresh banana, but those get mushy and don’t have much of a shelf life. These don’t have to be refrigerated and last much longer.
If you want to really add banana flavor, skip the vanilla extract and use banana extract. It’s the secret ingredient in these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Step 1: Crush freeze-dried bananas.
Crush freeze-dried bananas with a rolling pin or Cuisinart, resulting in a fine banana powder.
Step 2: Mix banana powder with oat bran and spices.
Step 3: Combine with peanut butter + sweetener. Roll into balls.
Almond or cashew butter can also be used – although peanut butter + banana are my favorite! Choose maple syrup, honey or brown rice syrup to sweeten the peanut butter balls.
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There are so many freeze-dried fruits available. I can imagine some other really great combinations using freeze-dried strawberries, raspberries or blueberries!
And no-bake peanut butter protein balls make a great pre-workout snack since they won’t weigh you down, but deliver that extra fuel you need.
No Bake Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bites are little snack balls full of peanut butter, banana powder, flax seeds + oat bran that taste like Peanut Butter Banana Bread. A couple bites and you'll satisfy that sweet tooth!
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract**
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1 cup freeze dried banana slices crushed and divided
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon divided
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
Place freeze dried bananas in a ziploc. Roll until crushed into powder with a rolling pin or use a Cuisinart.
In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbs banana powder, 1 tsp of the cinnamon and a couple pinches of salt. Set aside. This is for dusting the rolled bites.
Combine all remaining dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
In another bowl, mix peanut butter, vanilla and brown rice syrup together. Then add to dry ingredients.
Mix until incorporated and dough comes together. It will be on the dry side.
Using your hands, squeeze the dough into a ball and form. | TIP: damp hands will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
Roll each bite in dusting mixture.
Place in a tupperware. Refrigerate for longest shelf life.
Because the consistency of nut butters is different, if your mixture is a little on the dry side, you can add 1 Tbs of water to give it the little extra moisture it may need.
**To really amp up the banana flavor, try adding a tsp of banana extract! Whoa!
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These look amazing! Pinning to try. Thanks for sharing ♥
What an incredible recipe. I discovered your blog a few months ago and now it’s one of my favorites. I just love everything you post! Thank you for posting and for sharing your ideas!!
Thanks Kristen! That’s so sweet of you to say!