Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana Seed Bites


This is a quick, portable bar or cookie ball that I invented late one night when I was quite famished and craving "dessert."

It's easy to make, and keeps well (4 to 5 days at room temp or 12 to 14 refrigerated).  I like to make a batch and pop them into my lunches during the week.  This is a very flavorful one; I highly suggest replacing your go-to packaged energy bar or treat with this nutritious option.

Banana Seed Bites


1 cup organic sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup gluten-free oats
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 bag Barnana (dried banana) (about 20 pieces)
2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter or almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
2-3 tablespoons filtered water
1/4 cup goji berries (optional)


1.  Food process all ingredients together!  Add more water if necessary, stopping the processor or blender as needed to scrape down the sides.
2.  When mixture forms a ball or sticks together well, it's ready!  Shape into 2-tablespoon sized balls, and dehydrate in a food processor or bake at a low temperature (under 118) for 4 hours**
3.  Cool to room temp and store in a sealed container.

I can assure you this is a great pre- or post-run snack.  Or breakfast (like all my recipes, ha!)
Nothing like a protein boost to start the day mixed with a little natural sweetness.

**Alternately, store in the fridge.  Option to not dehydrate and simply enjoy as is!


  1. Hi Maia!
    Thank you so much for your recipes! They are amazing!
    Here in the UK we do not have the Barnana brand, and I am not finding any raw dried you think I could use organic banana chips instead? I found them both in Whole Foods and in Holland & Barrett.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi Francesca!

    Awesome, I love that I have a fan in the UK :)
    You can totally use banana chips though it will alter the texture. If you have a good dehydrator, I recommend dehydrating fresh banana pieces at 115 for several hours. But try the crunchy banana chips too if you'd like! Let me know how it works! Dried mango is also a delicious option :)

    Running Girl Bakery