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Banana and peanut butter energy balls

These banana and peanut butter energy balls are really quick and easy to make and perfect for cooking with your little ones.  I made these with Harry who loved being my helper.  They would be perfect for packed lunches (They will be going in Harry’s to school next week) or for a tasty, healthy treat.  Harry loves getting involved in the kitchen at the moment and I’m constantly looking for healthy treats we can make together.  These were perfect for getting my little foodie involved!

Ingredients

To make 6 banana and peanut butter energy balls

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter (You could use a different nut butter if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp honey (Use maple syrup if making these for children under 1yr old.
  • Star cake sprinkles or choc chips to decorate (optional)

Method

  • Put the oats in a blender and mix until smooth.  This isn’t essential but I really like the smooth texture doing this gives the balls.
  • Tip the oats out into a bowl.
  • Mash the banana with a fork and add to the bowl.
  • Add the peanut butter and honey then mix well.
  • Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Once chilled, divide the mixture by 6 and roll each piece into a ball.
  • To decorate, you can press star sprinkles, hundreds and thousands, chocolate chips, freeze dried fruit… whatever you like into the outside of the balls!
  • Return to the fridge for a further 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Taste test

They were a hit!  Harry ate his and went straight back to the kitchen looking for more!

I’m going to keep these in the fridge.  They will last 2-3 days so will probably feature in his Monday packed lunch too (if they haven’t all been eaten by then!)

Like this recipe?  Why not also try:

Berry coconut balls

Strawberry oat balls

Apple Oaty Balls

Orange oaty biscuits

 

Fruity Oat Biscuits

 

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