A single serving no bake breakfast recipe which has the flavours of a banana smoothie without the need to whip out the blender! Easy, quick and the perfectly balanced meal- Gluten free, high protein and no added sugar!
Just under a month ago, a certain someone hit the big 3-0 and all I did was eat a smoothie in her honour. Well, that’s what I made her think.
Long time blog readers may know that I love doing something random or quirky when it’s a fellow ‘Blends’ birthday. Whether it be eating gluten on behalf of them, eating cheese with every meal possible or well…eating seven kilos of potatoes in a week. (Although saying that, the latter would probably have happened anyway).
Literally a year to this day, Amanda told me that if I would ever be in the vicinity of the Northern Hemisphere, she’d come meet up with me….and she did.
Guys, Amanda is a huge catfish and NOT the person she says she is. She has blonde hair, is in her mid 60’s and eats peanut butter by the spoonful. she hates coffee, thinks Disney movies are made of lies and whips her hair back and forth to Willow Smith.
Ha. If only.
I wanted to do something special and thought…Why not create a recipe which ticks several criteria-
1. Single serving because I’m well aware her freezer and bench top is fully stocked with her recipe experiments and she didn’t need to add something else
2. It had to include four of her favourite foods- Oats, almond butter, chocolate and bananas
3. It had to be a smoothie
The smoothie part stumped me. There was no way in hell I could come up with a decent smoothie recipe which either hadn’t been done already incorporating those ingredient or one she hadn’t already had…using those ingredients. Then it dawned on me- Why not make a single serving breakfast ‘cookie dough’ like recipe which tasted like a banana smoothie?
To get the ‘smoothie’ flavour and texture, I used a small amount of vanilla Greek yogurt (When I tried a Vegan version, I used this Kingland plain soy yogurt) in the batter which meant I didn’t need to add milk and worked well with forming the dough into ‘bites’. (Okay, balls.).
As with all my other breakfast cookie dough like recipes, it’s a whiz to make and requires to baking- 1 bowl, add, mix and form. Eat straight away or store in the fridge to form up slightly. Alternatively, make up a huge batch and send it to Amanda.
Dear Angelina. Like long lost Starbucks lovers. Love Brad.
Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites
- 2 tablespoon gluten free oat bran
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate flavoured protein powder*
- 2 tablespoon Vanilla Greek Yogurt Use a soy yogurt for a vegan option
- 1/2 small banana mashed
- 2 tablespoon almond butter
- Handful of dairy free chocolate chips I used a chopped up bar
- 1-2 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the oat bran, coconut flour and protein powder and mix well.
- Add the yogurt, banana and almond butter and mix very well until fully incorporated. Depending on the protein powder you use and coconut flour, mixture could be extremely think- If so, slowly add the unsweetened almond milk until a batter is formed which is easy to pick up using your hands. Stir through the chocolate chunks/chips and form into bite sized balls.
- Consume immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
Hope you’re having a great Sunday, folks!
Have you ever watched ‘Catfish?’
What four ingredients are common in a lot of your cooking?
What’s your ideal smoothie?
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gluten free. vegan. high protein. single serve. chocolate. oats.. NEED I GO ON!? and ingredients that are popular in my cooking? oh wait this recipe 😉 on one hand i want you to stop posting such perfectly appetizing recipes because you’re really just taking up all of my time and food plans in needing to make EVERYTHING.. but on the other hand, keep going because these might have just skyrocketed to the top of my list =l AND amanda has hands down all of my favorite recipes as well (i’m a blog creeper) so it’s no wonder my eyes just fell out when i saw this.. can we like unite the countries and have a tea party with these or something?
Dude, I totally vegan’d and eggless’d it for you!
Can I please get a green card and we can do this in person?
Yum! these look terrific. I want to have a smoothie for breakfast but I am up way too early and fear disturbing my neighbors with the whir of the blender. (these apartment walls are tres thin.) problem solved. Is it possible to substitute almond flour or more oat bran for the coconut flour? I know the consistency will not be the same but I just found out last week I am allergic to coconut.
I guess the fact I have never heard of the show “Catfish” answers your question.
Common ingredients, savory: spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocados sweet: berries, Greek yogurt, oats, cinnamon.
Definitely use that as a substitute- Just decrease the liquid used 🙂
Haha…you make the most amazing no-baked protein-filled balls of deliciousness, Arman! (That’s right, I just said balls of deliciousness.) I’m a huge fan of banana smoothies for breakfast, so of course I’m digging this twist on them. Maybe I need to get into the whole no-bake protein thing here…you make them look so good!!
Cheers, mate! Guess what- I mastered the ‘ferrero rocher’ ones! Winning!
The best smoothies are loaded with tons of berries and a gigantic scoop of plain greek yogurt! I keep it simple.
Ohhh yes. Frozen berries = even better.
I’ve never seen Catfish, but have heard of it! This recipe looks amazing – I’m always looking for more snacks to have on-the-go, that aren’t chalky snack bars. Thanks!! Pinned this to Pinterest 🙂
Thank you Jess! Definitely no chalky bars here! 🙂
OMG two of my faveourite bloggers united? So fun! Canada is so lucky to have all us cool kids from down under visiting 😉 these bites look soo good!!
Thank you! I want to move there! (well, America).
I knew that’s who Amanda was this whole time. Especially the part about eating peanut butter. 😉
But yeah, uh, banana smoothie in ball form? Your brain is a wonderful thing.
You’ll regret saying that 😉
i shall make these and think of amanda now! but since they are bites, will you think of me? 😉
Haha, I think of fish and chips when I think of you!
You LIE! Fish burgers indeed! Obviously I adore these, but I totally didn’t get the Catfish reference. I [think] I remember watching it back in the day, but you know how memory gets with old age 😉 And when I Googled it, my poor eyeballs got assaulted with pictures of nasty looking catfishes. Urgh. Do not want. Now hurry up and MOVE to the Northern hemisphere so I can crash your place and steal your foods.
You’re eyes are deceiving you, these are fish burgers.
Ex oh, Brad.
I am drooling. Seriously. I saw these this morning when I looked for the Cake Batter Oatmeal Recipe and if I had bananas, these would have been the choice. I don’t regret having made the oatmeal though, it was so good!
Thanks for trying it out- How GOOD is it? I know my breakfast tomorrow!
Yeah. These are balls. Not bites. These work in the freezer, since they have banana in them and all?
You bet. I make a triple batch of similar style BITES and freeze them. thaw for 10 minutes before eating (or en route to the office) = bomb.
I’d much rather eat balls than smoothies (TWSS!) so I like your twist here!
4 ingredients that I use a lot are dates, almond butter, bananas, and coconut.
Such a naughty girl. Telling JZ.
LOL. I think 3 out of those 4 were in today’s recipe!
NOM. What is funny is that I HATE banana in smoothies, but I think I would be terrifically down with this. Don’t ask why, just go with it.
I’m surprised that Amanda has blond hair, being in her 60s… I would have though more blue than anything. But if you are going to really be a catfish, I gues you should be a catfish thru and thru and dye your hair as well.
Dude, you need to have an Arman smoothie. 3 frozen bananas, vanilla ice cream and some milk. I tell myself it’s healthy….
I will forever be mad at you for the timing of that trip. Also, my birthday is in October – what are you going to make me?
In my cooking: that would mean I’d have to cook something besides eggs. So I’ll get back to you on that.
Hahaha. I think we know what I’ll be sending you…or making you. Let me find the associate to the brownie.
A breakfast bite that tastes like a smoothie? I feel like you know me too well! I love anything and everything that tastes like a smoothie. And bananas are soooo delicious! Happy birthday to Amanda! Also, never seen Catfish. Although I think I have heard of it.
Watch Catfish, Gen! It’s creepy, but in an interesting way!