These no-bake energy bites make a tasty, filling snack. I wanted to see if they would stick together without honey, and they did! So there is no added sugar – it’s sweetened with some mashed banana and dried currants.
You could make these nut free by using sunflower seed butter or soy butter (Wow butter) so that they are school-friendly. Recipes like these are great for getting kids involved in the cooking.
Store these in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to a month.
No Added Sugar Energy Bites
- 1.5-2 cups quick oats
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 0.5 cup almond butter
- 0.25 cup ground flax seed
- 0.25 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp dried currants
- 0.5-1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Use a fork or potato masher to mash your banana in a large bowl
Add the almond butter and mix. Add the oats (start with 1.5 cup and add the addition 0.5 cup at the end if the mixture is too wet) and ground flax and mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden. Form 12-16 ~1 inch size balls.
You can substitute the currants and pumpkin seeds for other dried fruit, nuts or seeds.