No Bake, Nut-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bites
Enjoy this on-the-go snack for kids and adults alike. Easy to make with five simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. They are no-bake and just chill in the refrigerator to provide great texture once you are ready to enjoy. Typically overly ripe bananas are great for recipes, such as banana bread, muffins and these bites. If you only have a perfectly ripe, yellow banana have no fear. Just preheat your oven to 300°, place the perfect yellow banana on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake the banana for 20-30 minutes, depending on ripeness. The yellow banana will not be a very dark brown/black banana and is ready for this recipe. You have brought out all the sweetness of the banana in a matter of minutes.
I add these to my son’s lunchbox (see Tuesday post) and have them available in the car for a quick snack. These bites are peanut and tree-nut free, so feel free to be creative and add a favorite nut to the recipe. This will add more protein and flavor to each bite.
Recipe Adapted: RunningWithSpoons
- 1 medium - Banana (ripe) (oven trick in text above)
- 4 - Dates, pitted
- 1/4 Cup - Oat Flour (or Coconut Flour)
- 1/2 Cup - Rolled Oats
- 2 Tablespoons - Mini Chocolate Chips
- In a food processor blend the dates and banana until they are smooth
- Add the oat flour or coconut flour and rolled oats until combined and mixture is sticks
- Transfer to a bowl and mix mini chocolate chips with a spoon
- Roll dough in your hands to form bites and place them on a small baking sheet. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for the best results
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 9 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 5 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.