Chocolate peanut butter no-bake energy bites

Can I just say how much I love this time of year on the blog??

When I first began blogging, it seemed as though November and December were the busiest traffic months here as everyone was cooking and baking up a storm for the holidays. Banana bread recipe buttermilk But over the past two years, January has turned into the most popular time of year on the blog by a landslide. Best moist banana bread And you know what that means — everyone is New Year’s resolution-ing to cook! Which makes me so happy!!

Even better? The most popular recipes on my blog right now (and a few blogging friends have said the same for theirs) are the healthier ones.


Banana bread muffins with applesauce And even better than that? Those recipes aren’t just getting pinned — they’re actually getting made. Banana bread with 2 bananas It still kind of blows my mind when I scroll through the #gimmesomeoven hashtag on Instagram or read the comments on the blog that these recipes I type out online in my little home here in Kansas City are actually getting recreated in kitchens around the world. Banana bread and butter pudding But apparently this is the magic of the internet — they are, and man they look tasty!!

Anyway, as always, one of the most popular recipes on the site around New Years are our various recipes for no-bake energy bites. Banana bread recipe without baking soda So per tradition, I thought I would add to the collection this year with a new chocolate peanut butter edition that is 100% naturally sweetened since I’m off sugar for awhile. Banana chocolate bread pudding (Trust me, you won’t even miss those chocolate chips!)

They’re unbelievably quick and easy to make. Banana bread with chocolate chips recipe They are chocked full of protein. Super slice banana bread And oh man — they are tasty.

Speaking of hashtags, I was poking around on Instagram the other day and saw that someone tagged #energybites on one of my recipes. Frozen bananas for banana bread So I popped over to see what everyone was making and — oh man! — it seems like the whole world has jumped on the energy bites craze by now!

I mean, let’s be real. Whole wheat banana bread muffins These guys are really just protein bars rolled up into tiny little bite-sized balls. Banana bread with applesauce and honey But apparently the world loves those little portion-controlled bites just as much as I do, because there were zillions of recipes for them online!

I noticed that a bunch of people were nixing chocolate chips in favor of unsweetened cocoa powder to give theirs an extra chocolate-y kick. Banana bread with applesauce recipe So I gave it a try and became a quick convert. Banana bread without baking soda Don’t worry — the honey still sweetens up the chocolate. Banana bread no baking soda But you can rest a little easier knowing that they are free of refined sugars. Easy banana bread recipe without baking soda Here’s how to make ’em!

Begin by gathering your ingredients. Hawaiian banana bread recipe You’ll need: chia seeds, toasted unsweetened coconut, honey, cocoa powder, oats, ground flax, vanilla extract, and (my favorite) lots of peanut butter.

Simply stir all of the ingredients together in a big bowl until they are evenly combined. Banana bread with coconut oil (Sometimes I find it helps to use your hands to mix these together.)

Then cover and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, which will make it easier to handle.

And then roll those babies up into cute little energy bites! I tend to make mine about 1-inch in diameter, which yields about 2 dozen bites. Banana bread with honey But you can make them larger or smaller, or even press them into a baking pan to create traditional bars if you’d like.

However you shape them, I’m pretty sure that you are going to love them. Banana bread with brown sugar Just like my traditional energy bites recipe, they taste just like a no-bake cookie. Chocolate chip banana bread muffins Although you can rest easy knowing that the ingredients in these will give you much more energy throughout the day, rather than resulting in a sugar crash an hour later.

• Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Calories in banana bread slice Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, to make the mix easier to handle and mold.

• Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Can you freeze bananas for banana bread (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

*If the mix seems to dry, add in an extra tablespoon or two of honey or peanut butter. Banana bread without baking soda or powder If the mix seems too wet (which may happen if you use natural peanut butter), add extra oatmeal.

Made this today and it was waaaaaaay too sweet for us. Easy banana bread without baking soda I made another batch and substituted the peanut butter and syrup with a mashed banana. Calories in slice of banana bread The rest stayed as the recipe said. Banana bread yogurt Was very delicious 🙂

Hi Yvette! We’re sorry to hear these were too sweet for you the first time around! However, we’re glad you were able to make them again with the right amount of sweetness. How ripe should bananas be for banana bread Thanks for giving the recipe a try!

Just made these! Ran out of flaxseeds so I filled the rest of the measure with almond flour. How to ripen bananas for banana bread I even toasted the coconut! My husband doesn’t like peanut butter (what?) so there’s more for me! Honestly I am having a hard time believing these are healthy. Can you use frozen bananas for banana bread I’m googling “are energy balls actually healthy” and … I guess they basically are! I mean, they aren’t fruits or vegetables but they aren’t far off. How many calories in a slice of banana bread This will also help get through (and refresh, and expand) my stockpile of baking add-ons and dry goods…

Hi Sam! We’re not sure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. Calories in a slice of banana bread We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. Banana bread no eggs However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. Banana bread without eggs We hope that helps!

To the commenter who had Macro questions, I can’t tell you that but I can tell you the amount of calories, proteins and carbs. Banana bread recipe no baking soda I entered all of the ingredients into MyFitnessPal and got the following results: 129 overall calories, 13 grams of Carbs, 8 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. Banana bread oil It has 135 mcg of potassium, 2% calcium and 6% iron.

Keep in mind that this is for one bite if you make them at a size that results in 20 bites. Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe If you get less bites out of the recipe, each one will be more calories. Banana bread with oil instead of butter If you get more bites, each bite will be less calories. Banana bread recipe using oil In order to have 100 calorie bites, you would have to get about 25-26 balls out of the recipe.

Just wanted to drop a note that I’ve been making these for about a year now, and I keep going back to them time and time again.

I agree with some other comments- a bit too sweet for my liking; I use a bit less than 1/4 C of sweetener (much prefer maple syrup to honey).

I always toast the coconut and just made a batch with tpasted oats, which makes the bites extra crunchy. Easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe Just the way I like it!

Just a note, these chocolaty, peanut buttery, toasted coconut lovelies are the PERFECT period craving snack! They are good for you, and solve the chocolate needies, without the additional calories of traditional chocolate bars. Easy banana bread recipe with oil Thank you, thank you, thank you!

These are so beautiful! I make them regularly for an after dinner treat for my 2 year old who is very fussy and has had problems with weight gain. Banana bread recipe no eggs When I make them for her I also add about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons of pureed prunes, then we store them in the fridge. Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe ever We call them “chocolate balls” and she will scoff as many as I let her! Thank you for your recipes!

We’re glad you both enjoyed them! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. Best chocolate chip banana bread We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. Banana bread However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. Banana bread recipe with brown sugar We hope that helps!

And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. Banana bread recipe without eggs And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious food. Banana bread recipe with honey So I created this site to share my favorite recipes and stories with you, in hopes that they might inspire and help us all to spend more time around the table and savor the good stuff in life. Receta de banana bread Cheers, friends! more about me »

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