These bite sized balls came about one night when I had two overripe bananas that were nearly ready to be thrown out. To avoid wasting the fruit, I knew there was a better use for them, hence the Banana Bites.
These balls get me through any afternoon sugar cravings, that we all experince from time to time. They are moreish, satisfying and will keep you from reaching for the sugary chocolate bar.
Makes 24 bite size balls
2 medium bananas, chopped
¾ cup almond meal
¾ cup gluten free rolled oats
¼ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup flaxseed
1 ½ tablespoons cacao
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sprinkle of sea salt
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
Chop bananas into 1 cm pieces and place in a bowl.
Add the almond meal, oats, flaxseed, almonds, cacao, cinnamon, and salt into the same bowl.
Melt the coconut oil until its a liquid and add into the mixture with the water, maple syrup and rice malt syrup. Stir the ingredients until the mixture is well combined.
Roll the mixture into 24 small balls. Place on a baking tray and place in the oven.
Bake the banana balls for approxmately 10 - 12 minutes or until cooked.
Fructose Friendly Variation
Substitute 2 bananas for just 1 banana and add 4 large chopped strawberries.
Gluten Free Variation
Substitute the oates for quinoa flakes.