These frozen banana oat treats are the perfect thing to satisfy my sweet tooth when I’m trying to avoid cookies and brownies! Filled with lots of healthy ingredients (and a couple not-so-health ones too!), they are super easy to make, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven — would be a great recipe to trying baking with kids. The recipe is adapted from Food Doodles, whose recipe was adapted from Oh She Glows.
No Bake Banana Oat Raisin Bites with Sunflower Seeds and White Chocolate Chips
- 1 large or 2 small bananas
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup cereal (I used Special K)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
- 2-3 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
Mash bananas in a medium or large bowl. Add in the cocoa powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Then, add in the oats, the cereal (I crunched up the Special K before mixing in), white chocolate chips, raisins, and sunflower seeds.
Place a piece of parchment paper over a flat plate or cookie sheet. Make 1-2 inch balls with the mixture (it might be a little gooey), and place them an inch or so apart on the parchment paper. Cover, and place in the freezer for about an hour. You can eat them straight out of the freezer, and they will be firm and cold (kind of like a delicious frozen banana), or let them sit out for a little while, and they will be chewier.
The best part about this recipe is that you can easily add and subtract ingredients, depending upon what you have in your cupboards, and how healthy you’d like them to be
About Diana [knitandbake.com]By day, I have my dream job, photographing musicians and celebrities, shooting ad campaigns, editorial work, and more. I live in New York City with my high-school sweetheart and husband Matt <3 When I need to de-stress from the craziness of everyday life, I love knitting, baking, cooking, making photo books, organizing & making gifts for the people I love. This blog is a collection of my projects and recipes, both original and borrowed. xo, Diana