I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t in a cooking rut. My imagination cap must be missing and I’ve struggled to come up with unique dishes to share. In the past two months, I don’t think I’ve made anything that has WOWed me. We’ve gone back to the basics and that’s OK… spaghetti, tacos, chili etc…
With the colder months upon us (it’s snowing outside as I write this), I usually find myself spending more time researching recipes, tweaking them my way and being a little more adventurous in the kitchen. Here’s to hoping that past trend happens again…
For now, I wanted to share a no-bake sweet treat. They seem like a dessert, but they really offer some great nutrition. Oats give a great source of fiber and make you feel much fuller longer. The addition of the bananas give the bites the added sweetness they need without any extra sugar, plus hey who doesn’t love potassium. Peanut butter can easily be substituted with almond butter which packs in the protein. The chocolate chips… why not?
Grab one or two with your morning coffee for a quick on-the-go breakfast or have between meals to keep you full and avoid the bad snacks we sometimes lean towards.
I hope to experiment with more variations and share any good ones I come up with here!
no bake peanut butter-banana bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes ||| Cook Time: 0 minutes ||| Servings:
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp H20 (if needed)
Optional add ins: chia seeds, peanuts
1. In a bowl, mash the banana until smooth
2. Add the oats, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Stir until thoroughly combined.
3. Add water if needed to help combine all together
4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
5. Roll into balls and serve chilled or store in tight container in the fridge for about 3 days.