These sweet, chewy banana chocolate chip cookie dough energy bites are the perfect on-go-snack–whip up a batch to keep in your fridge for busy weeks!
I’m a little late to the energy bite game. I see recipes with so many creative combinations floating around Pinterest all the time. When I finally got around to giving energy bites a try, my usual “I don’t know how to follow a recipe” symptoms set in and I found myself throwing ingredients into the food processor, crossing my fingers that everything would work out.
Surprisingly, it did. (I say surprisingly because my penchant for not following recipes does not always fare well. Case in point: a horrific attempt at doughnuts which, when finished, looked like hardtack but had the texture of a muffin. Don’t ask.) I’ve made a few tweaks here and there, but I’d say beauty of energy bites is in just that: their easy-to-tweak-ness. Customizability.
Even though they’re super customizable, I went for tried and true flavor-wise. I’ll take banana chocolate chip cookie dough anything, anytime. I mean, chocolate chip cookie dough does make one of the best ice cream flavors, don’t we agree?
This recipe uses coconut flour. Since coconut flour is unique in that it absorbs copious amounts of liquid, I don’t have a substitution. If you don’t have coconut flour on hand, you have three options: 1. Buy some. 2. Find another of the thousands of energy bite recipes that don’t use coconut flour (I have tons pinned here). 3. Live dangerously. Follow your “I don’t follow recipes” leaning and come up with your own substitution!
P.S. But don’t blame me if the outcome looks like hardtack but has the texture of a muffin.
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I used almond)
- 1 ripe banana
- 4 dates
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (if nut butter is unsalted)
- 3 Tbsp chocolate chips
- Combine banana, dates, and nut butter in food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, excluding chocolate chips. Process until combined the mixture resembles cookie dough. Add more coconut flour, 1 Tbsp at a time, as needed.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Take about a Tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat. Makes about 20 balls.
- Store in the fridge or freezer. Eat.