Made with mashed banana, almond butter and coconut flour, these 3 ingredient protein balls are chewy and dense, easy to make, and packed with nutrient-dense ingredients that make this a perfect healthy snack fit for one!
If you like bananas and peanut butter together, then this banana and almond butter duo is a potent combo that makes the best kind of protein balls ever! Sweet and nutty, dense and chewy, these bliss balls are full of nutrients and fiber that’ll keep you feeling full for hours to come.
What I love about this recipe
- Easy to make (only 3 ingredients!)
- Full of fiber and nutritious!
- Takes less than 5 minutes to make and eat
Ingredients used to make this
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- Banana – mashed, hopefully ripe
- Almond Butter – like this one. You can also use other natural nut butters like pecan butter, walnut butter, cashew butter, mixed nut butter, or even seed butter like sunflower. So many choices!
- Coconut Flour – you can use any brand of coconut flour for this recipe.
- Stevia, to taste – optional. You can also use monk fruit sweetener or regular sugar. You can also use honey or a liquid sweetener, but you may need more coconut flour to make the dough more firm
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How to Make
Almond Butter Banana Protein Balls (Healthy Energy Bites)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Add more coconut flour if the dough is too soft, add a teaspoon or more of water or milk of choice if the dough is too thick
Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls, and refrigerate 15 minutes to help set
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Add natural flavoring / extracts. You can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (I didn’t feel like it was essential so I left it out in this recipe), or other flavorings or extracts, such as caramel flavoring, hazelnut extract or almond extract.
- Coat these in melted white chocolate to turn these into truffles
- Love coffee or mocha? Add either a teaspoon of coffee extract or espresso powder to the batter
- Add up to 1 tsp of Cinnamon powder, Cardamom or Chai Tea Powder.
How to Make this Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition. Even better, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.
How to Store
- Store these protein balls covered in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
- Coconut flour and protein powders are all very different depending on brands, so if you find that the dough is too soft, add more coconut flour; if the dough is too thick, add a teaspoon or more of water, honey or liquid sweetener of choice.
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Almond Butter Banana Protein Balls
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add more coconut flour if the dough is too soft, add a teaspoon or more of water or milk of choice if the dough is too thick*
- Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls, and refrigerate 15 minutes to help set