Raw Banana Energy Balls

More super simple, super yummy, super healthy snacks. Raw banana energy balls…gluten free, dairy free, sugar free yumminess.

These are such a good cup of tea snack or even for when you out and about if you parcel one or 2 up in a little container! Certainly if you close your eyes, forget about the dates and the fact they are cold they do taste a like banana bread!


Ingredients:

Dates 370g
Bananas 230g
Oats 200g
Walnuts 80g
Raisins 70g
Half a teaspoon of Nutmeg
Half a teaspoon of Cinnamon
A small amount of apple juice to bind if necessary.

raw banana energy balls healthy snack

METHOD:

  1. In a food processor blend the walnuts, add the dates and continue to blend.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients and blend again.
  3. You can either make the mixture into raw banana energy balls by rolling in your hands or bars. To make bars, line a tray with cling film and then press the mixture out into the tray. Flatten it down as much as possible and leave in the fridge.
  4. After a couple of hours chilling tip the mixture out onto a chopping board, remove the cling film and cut into bars or bite sized pieces.

For more healthy snack ideas check out the rest of our recipes!

We really recommend having access to plenty of snacks when you are pregnant or a new Mum. Nutrition can be so hard as you may not find the time to prepare everyday, plus having the head space to even think what you might eat can be hard. Therefore it is good to have a complete range of snacks available to you from fresh fruit and veg, simple dried fruit and nuts, to easy packet snacks like Eat Natural Bars as well as some home made treats which you can batch make and often freeze!

Finally can find another slight variation on this recipe at the kitchen sanctuary where they roll them in coconut too- yum!