Healthy Cocoa Banana Oat Bites

July  9, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Makes 12 small balls
Author Notes

These are ridiculously easy to make, quick and healthy. Great to boost your energy after a workout session or as a snack between meals. It's a recipe that admits a lot of variations and you can add your favorite nuts, some dried fruits, chocolate chips, etc...whatever you desire! —Gemma / Cinnamon Girl

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon pure cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • dark chocolate, melted.
  • dried coconut, shredded.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF (180 ºC).
  2. In a small mixing bowl slice the banana and mash it with a fork.
  3. Add in the oat, cocoa powder, maple syrup and nuts, mix until well combined.
  4. Spoon dough and form small balls with your hands, or if you prefer you can flatten them out to give them a more cookie-like shape.
  5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes approximately or until the tops begin to brown a little.
  6. Remove from oven and cover in melted dark chocolate. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and let cool a few minutes before eating.

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3 Reviews

Pam D. November 8, 2017
Does this use cooked oatmeal or (uncooked) oats? Thanks
Gal April 29, 2015
I just made this for the first time and I LOVE it!!! The description is accurate-
These are indeed ridiculously easy to make, quick and healthy.
I used organic rolled oats (Instant and quick oatmeal are usually not as chewy or flavorful as rolled oats) and I used organic raw cacao powder (Not the roasted, processed cousin known as cocoa).

*A few words about raw cacao (the raw chocolate bean itself without added sugar): Is considered a superfood for health and vitality. Raw cacao is very high in antioxidant flavanoids, sulfur and magnesium. The essential fatty acids found in chocolate may help the body to raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.

I also added 1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds to the original recipe, just because they are so healthy and good for you.
I doubled the whole recipe. I skipped the last step of covering in melted dark chocolate and sprinkling with shredded coconut. It still tasted great. My healthy Cocoa Banana Oat Bites baked in the oven for 15 minutes then I let it sit for 5 more minutes with the oven off. It came out perfect. Love it!
Gal April 25, 2015