Banana Protein Balls Recipe

These banana protein balls will be your favourite, easy-to-make snack.

Banana Protein Balls

Do you ever have frozen bananas just sitting in your freezer? So many, that you don’t even know what to do with them? Although banana bread is a great option, sometimes you want something quick, healthy, protein-packed and of course, delicious.

I did some thinking last time I decided to make something with frozen bananas. Using all my favourite ingredients including oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate, bananas, and more, I came up with these wonderful Banana Protein Balls!

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup peanut butter/ no-nut butter (I like the Kraft Natural PB)

-3/4 cup – 1 cup rolled oats (I like Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats)

-1 tbsp. honey

-1 tbsp. coconut oil

-2 ripe bananas (mashed) (if you use frozen bananas, make sure to let them defrost and remove excess water)

-Chocolate chips- as much as you want! It can be added into the mix or melted for dipping!

(I like using dairy, soy, nut and gluten-free chocolate- this is great especially if you have friends or loved ones with allergies)

-Optional: 1 scoop or more (to your discretion) of any protein powder

*I encourage you to try the above quantities, but also add any ingredients you want more of as you please! (I tend to add a bit more peanut butter because I love the flavour, and chocolate because I am a chocolate addict!)

Prep time: 5-10 minutes to put together, 1 hour in the fridge (in the bowl). Roll into balls, cook on 350 degrees F for 8 minutes.

Instructions:

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix the oats, peanut butter, coconut oil, honey and banana. Place the bowl in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Roll the batter into balls, and place on parchment paper on a cooking tray.
  4. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Optional- melt chocolate for dipping the balls. Make sure to wait an hour to allow them to cool down.
  6. Once they have been dipped in the chocolate, keep the balls on a parchment-lined tray in the fridge or freezer.

A gluten-free, nutrient dense, and flavoursome snack that is perfect to leave in your freezer or fridge and enjoy at any time of the day! I urge you to try this special, healthy treat next time you need to use up your frozen bananas and extra oats!

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Tarryn Skuy
Tarryn Skuy is a young woman living in Toronto with Celiac Disease. She was diagnosed at 16 years old, and has created a business revolving around helping others with Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance, or just trying to cope with daily issues. On top of her blog and Instagram account, My Celiac Life, Tarryn works full-time at a CPG company in Mississauga, ON in the Digital Marketing space. She loves to exercise, relax and spend time with her family and friends.