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No Bake Banana Walnut Oatmeal Balls (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Experience pure joy when you take a bite of this dessert-like healthy snack. No bake banana walnut oatmeal balls tastes just like fresh baked banana walnut bread, however it’s nutritious enough for a grab and go breakfast bite, an energy boosting midday snack or even a healthy dessert option.

Banana and walnut are not the only flavor for you to try. Personalize the coatings and explore the variety of no bake oatmeal balls that we have assemble, give them all a try and let us know what your favorite recipes are!

Sweet, wholesome and fulfilling, everything a finger-licking snack food should be! Oats offer a number of health benefits, and when combined with ripe banana you enhance the amount of dietary fiber along with essential vitamins and minerals. 

Mashed banana and crunchy walnuts create a classical flavor combination that turn boring old fashioned oats into a no bake snack that everyone will want a piece of. Transform your overripe bananas into a delicious treat that you can enjoy all week long.

How to make no bake banana walnut oatmeal balls?

Making no bake banana oatmeal balls is one of the easiest meal prep snack recipes. It is a convenient grab and go snack that is also healthy and fulfilling to keep you satiated until the next meal. Make ahead for a simple energy boosting power bite. 

You make also enjoy learning how to make your own almond butter from scratch. The easy almond butter recipe is customizable because you get to add in your favorite flavor combinations like cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate or honey.

No Bake Banana Walnut Oatmeal Balls Ingredients:

Mash the banana with a fork at the bottom of a medium sized bowl. Mix in the almond butter and agave syrup into the banana. 

Add the rolled oats, chocolate chips and cinnamon to the mixture and combine until the oats are well coated. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, then add a splash of water to help bind the oats together.

Use a 1 ounce scoop to equally portion each piece. Wet your hands and use your palms to roll each bitesized piece into a ball.

While the balls are still moist, roll them in a mixture of chopped walnuts and ground flaxseed to coat the outer layer.

No Bake Banana Walnut Oatmeal Balls Tips

This no bake oatmeal recipe is flavored with the traditional taste of walnuts and banana.  The natural sweetness from the ripe banana with no cook oats makes it taste flavorful and delicious. 

The mashed banana gives the mixture the moisture it needs to bind the oatmeal balls together. Keep these tips in mind when you make a batch of bitesized energy balls.

  • Rolled oats and quick oats are preferred for this no bake recipe. Steel cut oats simply do not work for this raw food preparations.
  • Choose a really ripe banana that is brown and spotty, the ripeness adds the most flavor and will affect the taste in the end result.
  • For sweetness, feel free to substitute maple syrup, coconut nectar, brown rice syrup, honey or even chopped dates.
  • This no bake recipe is vegan and gluten-free if you select dairy-free chocolate chips and gluten free oats.
  • Peanut butter, sunflower seed butter and cashew butter can be use in place of the almond butter.
  • Instead of using crushed walnuts and ground flaxseed to coat the outside of the ball, experiment with banana chips to increase the banana taste.
  • Make ahead for an easy meal prep snack idea. Store in the refrigerator inside a sealed container for up to 5 days.
5 no bake banana walnut oatmeal balls on a black plate
Yield: 12 Balls

No Bake Banana Walnut Oatmeal Balls Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Looking for the signature taste of banana bread without the hassle of baking? Here is a no bake banana walnut oatmeal balls recipes that is packed with the classic flavor you love but without any cooking involved at all.

Quickly assemble this no cook energy ball for a delicious and nutritious boost. Make ahead of time for an easy grab and go healthy snack that can be eaten at any time of day!

Serve it cold or at room temperature with your favorite coating,. You are going to love the taste of no bake banana walnut oatmeal balls, so give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Coating

  • 2 ounce chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork.
  2. Stir in the rolled oats, almond butter, agave nectar, miniature chocolate chips and cinnamon.
  3. Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to divide the mixture into 16 energy bites. Roll each bit in between the palm of your hands to form a ball.
  4. Use a food processor or high speed blender to quickly chop the walnuts into tiny pieces. Be careful not to over process the walnuts or they will turn into paste. 
  5. In a small bowl, mix the chopped walnuts and ground flaxseed. Roll each no bake oatmeal ball in the walnut flaxseed coating so that the outer layer is completely covered.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the no bake oatmeal balls enough time to firm up. Leave at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
    Fingers holding one no bake banana walnut oatmeal ball

Notes

Make Ahead: This recipe can be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container inside the fridge or freezer. Allow the no bake oatmeal balls to come to room temperature before serving.

Storage: Store the energy bites in an airtight container inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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