Banana Bread Bites – No Bake!

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After I ate lunch the other day, I really wanted something sweet.  I was looking around Pinterest for ideas, and I saw this pin for banana bread.

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Um, yum.  This looked so good, but most of the ingredients in it are things that I don’t eat (gluten, refined sugar, etc.).  Not only that, in all honesty, I was feeling lazy.  I didn’t feel like baking anything.  The problem was that now I was really craving banana bread!  So, I went through the cupboards and fridge and found some things to throw together that would satisfy my craving, but I wouldn’t have to make anything.  Wa-la!  No bake banana bread bites.

Wow, these things are tasty!  I could seriously eat a whole batch in one sitting – but I refrained…kind of…I left three. 🙂  Okay, so let’s get to this recipe.

BANANA BREAD BITES

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour (you could also use 1 cup coconut flour instead if you have an issue with oats)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 small pinch of stevia
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Honey
  • Optional add ins: 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Almond Milk

Directions

1.) Add all the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, stevia, and sea salt) to a large mixing bowl.  Mix together well.  Add the mashed banana, and stir in until well combined.  If you are adding in the chocolate chips and/or walnuts, add them now.  Mix well, and set aside.

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2.) Add the almond butter and honey to a small sauce pan.  Heat over low heat until melted together.  Add to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.  You will have a really crumbly mixture.

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3.) Add 1 Tbsp. of Almond milk at a time to the mixture until the mixture is a consistency that allows you to roll it into small balls that stay together.  I used 3 Tbsp. all together.

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4.) Use your hands to make small balls of the mixture.  Place in the refrigerator for 1/2 an hour.

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That’s it!  You’re good to go!  Banana bread craving satisfied without having to put in the work of baking any banana bread!

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You’re seriously going to LOVE these!  So delicious!  Enjoy!

No Bake Pumpkin Bites

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You will not believe these are actually good for you once you taste them!  Hokey Pete, these are delicious!  These cookies are full of great ingredients like oats, honey, almond butter, and almonds.  Of course with it being the season for all things pumpkin, the main ingredient is PUMPKIN!  Pumpkin is so great for you, and that is a blessing since it is SO yummy!

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Look at all those great benefits!  I LOVE when there is a food that tastes so good for you, is versatile, and is actually good for you!

Anyway, these pumpkin bites will not disappoint!  If you are in the mood for no bake cookies, but don’t want to put a bunch of junk in your body, then look no further than these precious little bites!

NO BAKE PUMPKIN BITES

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of stevia
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • 3-7 Tbsp. almond meal

Directions

1.) In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients except the almond meal and mix well.  Add the wet ingredients and stir until completely mixed together.

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2.) Add the almond meal 1 Tbsp. at a time until the mixture is at your desired consistency (you want to be able to roll it into balls – so not to sticky and wet, but not too dry either)

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3.) Roll into balls that are about 1 inch in diameter, and place the balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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4.) Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours, then take out and place the balls in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator, or you can store them in the freezer, depending on how “frozen” you like them when you eat them.

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Oh my gosh, these are so good!

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Seriously, I could eat the whole batch!

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Good thing they are good for me!  Enjoy! 🙂