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