Quick snack recipe for you today!
These little peanut butter & banana protein bites are perfect any time of the day.
Healthy and packed with protein, I will go as far as saying that you can throw a few in a baggie as your breakfast on the go or reach for one (or two) as a midnight snack.
Or crumble into yogurt, on top of banana ice cream or dip them in melted chocolate <– great idea right here.
I am sure that I am not the first to combine these staple ingredients into some sort of bite-sized snack.
In fact, I almost thought they were the same as my last protein bite recipe but they weren’t — because this time I added banana.
What I really like about the addition of the banana is that it helps the other ingredients bind so nicely together to the point where you are free to adjust and use a little less peanut butter in this recipe if that’s something you are interested in doing.
If you ask me, the more peanut butter the better but hey, it’s your snack so who am I to judge.
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 mashed banana (ripe to overripe)
- heaping ¼ cup -1/3 cup peanut butter of choice (up to you how much you want to use)
- ¼ cup or more raisins
- handful mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 scoop of Skoop B-Strong Viva-nilla
- Mashed banana in a bowl.
- Add in the rest of your ingredients and mix well.
- Roll into balls and place on a plate.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Store bites in airtight container in the refrigerator (or even freeze them!).
I love snack recipes like this because you can make them super fast and suddenly have a healthy portable treat available without having to reach for something that comes in a package.
Not all packaged snacks are terrible but I much prefer something fresh and lately, I much prefer every meal to somehow include Skoop. I don’t know what has happened to me, the girl who once avoided protein powders completely, is suddenly wrapped up in figuring out how to sneak Skoop into everything I make.
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Next on my list of protein-packed snacks to make? Some sort of protein peanut butter cup. Easy enough, don’t you think? I just need to restock my chocolate for the recipe. My appetite this week has lead me directly to the chocolate chip department of my pantry.
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