I’ve made these oatmeal banana bites about a million times since I put it together. There are TONS of similar recipes all over Pinterest, so I just had to make my version of it.
This creation really stemmed from us having a really over-ripe banana that no one wanted to touch, but I knew was still good for something other than a smoothie.
Easy Energy Bite For Kids
I had about an hour until snack time, and remembered most of the ingredients of the “energy bite” recipes, but not the measurements. In true mom fashion, I created my own. I could have googled them but…ain’t nobody got time for that!
As I started making these oatmeal bites, I realized this would be a great no-bake recipe for kids to make themselves. Well, there we go. I just took another thing off of my to-do list. My oldest can easily make these!Anyway, what follows is the recipe I put together from my brain parts and Pinterest. Also, below the recipe is a video tutorial of how to make the Oatmeal Banana Bites, for those of you (like me) that can relate better to visual cues.
Oatmeal Banana Bites
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter(or any other spread)
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup raisins (optional; can substitute any other dried fruit or chopped nuts)
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
Place the banana in a large bowl. Add the peanut butter and honey. Smash together with a fork until smooth.
Add in raisins (optional) and stir together.
Pour in the oatmeal and stir together. If the mixtures still seems to wet to mold into balls, add in more oatmeal, up to half a cup.
Fold in the crispy rice cereal.
Form the mixture into balls, or you can press into a 9×13 pan, chill for a few hours and cut into squares.
The Oatmeal Banana Bites can be eaten immediately, placed covered in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 6 months.