Banana Bread Energy Bites {Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo} + Video

Super easy to make and portable energy bites that taste just like banana bread thanks to a few ingredients like banana, Medjool dates and walnuts. These delicious bliss balls are vegan, gluten-free, paleo and refined sugar-free!

paleo banana bread energy bites rolled in shredded coconut in a mint bowl

As a Frenchie, banana bread is something I came across pretty late in my life – when I was 22 maybe?! – because it’s not at all as common in France as it is in English speaking countries.

I’ve always enjoyed banana flavors so when I tried my first banana bread, it was of course love at first bite and the start of a very long and happy relationship.

Judging by the number of recipes online and the fact that about every single café or bakery I come across sells it, I’m guessing I’m not the only one at all. It’s ok, I can share.

close-up of mint coloured bowl of sugar-free paleo banana bread energy bites


So if you love banana bread too, there’s a high chance you’ll love these paleo banana bread energy bites. They taste just like your favorite coffee shop treat, but in the form of cute, portable bliss balls.

No need to turn the oven on for these energy bites, all you need is a food processor. They’re loaded with wholesome nutritious ingredients like banana (obvi), dates, shredded coconut, and walnuts. No grains, dairy or refined sugar.

Make a batch of these paleo banana bread energy bites this week and grab one when you need a boost of energy! Enjoy!!

a hand holding half a paleo banana bread energy bite over a bowl of more energy bites

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Paleo Banana Bread Energy Balls in a mint coloured bowl
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Banana Bread Energy Bites

Super easy to make and portable energy bites that taste just like banana bread thanks to a few ingredients like banana, Medjool dates and walnuts. These delicious snack balls are naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo and of course, refined sugar-free!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, bliss balls, energy balls, energy bites, healthy snacks, paleo snacks, pre-workout snacks, vegan snacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 16 bites
Calories 104 kcal


  • 1 large banana broken into large pieces
  • 4 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts 4.2 oz
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup omit for Whole30
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • More desiccated coconut to roll (about 1/3 cup)


  1. Check out the recipe video above to learn how to make these energy balls!

  2. In a food processor, add banana and dates. Pulse until it’s a smooth paste, then add walnuts, coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon, maple and sea salt. Pulse until well combined and mixture is thick (if the mixture is not thick enough to roll, place in the fridge for about 30 minutes).
  3. Add desiccated coconut to a small bowl. Using about a heaping tablespoon for each bite, roll between your hands and add to the bowl to coat well with coconut. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Continue until you have about 16 banana bites. 

  4. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes (or 1 hour+ in the fridge) before serving. Once chilled, store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. These are AMAZING! My new favorite pre-workout snack! I used hazelnuts instead of walnuts and they turned out so delicious!

    1. Yes, it’s fine. Sometimes it happens when the banana is super ripe for instance. Store the balls in the fridge to make sure they don’t soften too much.

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