No Bake Banana Bread Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Easy, delicious banana bread bites which take less than 5 minutes to whip up and require no baking! Soft and moist like classic banana bread, these no bake bites and naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and come with a paleo and high protein option- A delicious snack or treat anytime! 

No Bake Banana Bread Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like banana bread without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

Of course I’d make an assortment of no bake bites/balls/bars and exclude what could be considered everyone’s favourite kind of bread- Banana

Confession time- These bites were made out of spite after I received a lovely comment from someone by the name of ‘Anonymous’.

Using some very choice words which are just a tad inappropriate for the blog, ‘Anonymous’ pretty much told me to stop posting No Bake recipes. At first, I tried to take their point of view. I have been sharing a tonne of no bake recipes over the past few months. I enjoy making different flavours, I enjoy testing out different flour and liquid combinations and they are easy to make and based on feedback, people enjoy making AND eating them. I then looked through my archives and counted over 40 No bake recipes

No Bake Banana Bread Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like banana bread without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

Yikes. That was quite a few. 

That night, I did something I hadn’t done in a few weeks- I turned on my oven to make some roasted potatoes to go with some seafood I’d picked up at the store earlier that day. After about 20 minutes, I went to check on the potatoes and then this happened. 

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{Sub the word chicken for potatoes}

I then cursed ‘Anonymous’ (even though it was not their fault my face got the sauna treatment) and proceeded to eat my potatoes with my seafood and after that I made banana bread- NO BAKE STYLE YO

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With ‘back to school’ in full swing, my friends at Silk wanted to see what could be created with their new Vanilla and Chocolate cashew milks. I must admit- Had either of these products been available back when I was a school boy in the olden days when my phone was powered by Nokia, I would have been happy with the carton in itself. However, I am now a boy man with an iPhone and no longer in school. Also, the idea of sending a child to school with a large carton of milk sounds downright epic silly. 

 

(Off topic- The word iPhone had the red line under it until I capitalised the P…….thanks Apple). 

Instead, I recalled what my favourite lunch box treat was growing up, and it was my mum’s homemade banana bread. I’ll need to steal her recipe to share with you guys on here because it’s so good. Anyway, I had to make a no bake bite which tasted like her banana bread using BOTH the Silk Milks- Vanilla AND chocolate- This boy clearly plays no favourites. 

No Bake Banana Bread Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like banana bread without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

These no bake banana bread bites aren’t like my mum’s homemade loaf, but in terms of taste and texture, they come pretty darn close. As per usual, I based it around my favourite flour- Coconut. While this is key in achieving the doughy like texture, you’ll also need to use a banana which is on the verge of death. This provides a moisture but also means you won’t need as Silk cashew milk to bind them together. They take barely any time to whip up and don’t need to be refrigerated and don’t dissolve in your hands after two seconds.

These no bake banana bread bites are also naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan. Bonus- To keep it Paleo friendly, use Silk’s unsweetened nut milks! For those wanting an added protein punch, I also tried this with a scoop of protein powder which works and tastes great! As you can see from the pictures, some of them contain chocolate chips. These were the ones which used the Chocolate Cashew milk but for those not a fan of chocolate- Stick to the ones without.

No Bake Banana Bread Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like banana bread without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

Make these healthy No Bake Banana Bread bites and whether your going back to school, back to work or back to bed back to being productive- Know your being fuelled right. Healthy NO BAKE Banana Bread Bites- Doughy, delicious and with the BEST texture (just like banana bread!), these simple, easy bites have NO butter, grains or sugar- Packed with protein too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

No Bake Banana Bread Bites
Easy, delicious banana bread bites which take less than 5 minutes to whip up and require no baking! Soft and moist like classic banana bread, these no bake bites and naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and come with a paleo and high protein option- A delicious snack or treat anytime!
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For the original version
  1. 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
  2. 1/2 cup neutral or vanilla protein powder (optional)*
  3. pinch sea salt
  4. Cinnamon
  5. 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice (optional)**
  6. 1/4 cup overripe mashed banana (about 1 small)
  7. 2 T brown rice syrup (can sub for maple syrup, agave or honey if not strict vegan)
  8. 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I used cashew butter)
  9. 1/4 cup + Unsweetened Silk or So Delicious dairy free milk of choice***
  10. Dairy Free chocolate chips (optional)
For the Paleo version
  1. 1 cup coconut flour, sifted
  2. 1/2 cup neutral or vanilla protein powder (optional)*
  3. pinch sea salt
  4. Cinnamon
  5. 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener or coconut palm sugar (optional)**
  6. 1/4 cup overripe mashed banana (about 1 small)
  7. 2 T maple syrup or honey
  8. 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I used cashew butter)
  9. 1/4 cup + Silk Vanilla or Chocolate cashew milk***
  10. Dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder, cinnamon, sea salt, granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. Add in the mashed banana- Mixture should be very crumbly. If using chocolate chips, add them here too.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the nut butter with the liquid sweetener of choice until melted. Pour wet mixture into the flour/banana mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Using a tablespoon at a time, add the dairy free milk of choice until a very thick batter is formed.
  4. Using your hands, form into bite sized balls and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to firm up.
Notes
  1. * If your protein powder is sweetened, adjust the granulated sweetener to taste
  2. ** I prefer using less granulated sweetener as I find the overripe banana and protein powder provides ample sweetness.
  3. *** Adjust dairy free milk accordingly- Depending on the flour or protein powder combination, you may need more- Especially with coconut flour.
  4. Bites don't need to be refrigerated but taste amazing frozen and slightly thawed.
Adapted from Banana Nut Muffin Bites
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No Bake Banana Bread Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like banana bread without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

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115 thoughts on “No Bake Banana Bread Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. I love chocolate but for some things, I prefer vanilla. I do use the oven in the summer but sometimes try to cook on the stove top or use my toaster oven (which is a convection oven too) instead of the main oven when I can.

  2. I love the no bake recipe even though I still use the oven all the time in the summer. They make great on the go snacks! My favorite quick breads are banana and pumpkin, but u love zuchinni bread in the summer!

  3. Dude! Banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods ever!! But let’s be real, I can’t go a week without turning on my oven. I just love to bake too much. Maybe I do rotate out to the grill a good bit in the summer, but I still have to have my homemade breads. Yum! And and definitely Team Vanilla. No question there. I actually tried tasting vanilla extract by itself the other day. Umm, don’t do that.

  4. um… can I be on both teams? if I HAD to choose, OH DANG I just cannot.

    my favorite sweet bread is probably pumpkin, though. which could go well with chocolate or vanilla equally, so… still no answer, I am going to need both team jerseys.

  5. Team chocolate!! As for bread that is SUPER tough….I’d eat pumpkin, banana and carrot zucchini in a heartbeat! Anyways, that “anonymous” has no idea what he/she is talking about LOL! I hate bake recipes because I get so impatient! These look amazing! Sounds weird but I’d make these, put them in a bowl and have them with almond milk like cereal XD

  6. HAHAHAHA i am so obsessed with you i cant even take it. the beyonce meme might be one of my favorite ever. and the fact that my oven is so hot it makes the fire alarm go off is quite sad. or the fact that i can’t put on make up and then cook something unless i want to melt into the wicked witch of the west.

    i have a scary obsession with banana bread and chocolate chips and the fact (there’s alot of facts in this comment) that I also have chocolate chip banana bread nut butter is just saying DONT PUT THE DAH IN DUMB MERE and hop on this recipe now.

    i would like to thank anonymous, because it fuels the no bake… fire? is than an oxymoron?

  7. I haven’t made any no bake bites YET – anything that is quick and easy has got to be good. So I’m watching my bowl of bananas for a real ripe one and I will give it a go, although I have had some serious FAILS with coconut flour! I have been following your blog for a while and watching with interest how it is evolving. Enjoy your Aussieisms cause I’m one – but seriously, as a newish blogger – your on a winner. Keep up the good work and the humour.

  8. Greedy girl goes for chocolate and vanilla! I love cashew milk. It’s my favorite at the moment.
    Sometimes I wonder what these Anonymouses suppose to achieve with comments like that! Does that make them feel better? How very sad!
    On the other hand maybe I should say thank you to her/him because otherwise we wouldn’t have gotten this recipe 😉

  9. Dear Arman, I must admit, not even this hot summer has kept me from turning on my oven! It’s nice to no-bake recipes to refer to however, no matter what time of year, especially when it comes to healthy snack foods like these banana bites. I thoroughly enjoy your recipes and posts, Arman. Keep up all the good & delicious work my friend. Take care, Catherine

  10. Lve your no-bake delights! Don’t you ever stop! 😉
    Banana bread is SERIOUSLY my favorite. I studied abroad in Sydney and the cafe’s there literally had the best banana bread I’ve ever had. I don’t know what it was, but holy crap so good.
    And I gotta go with TEAM CHOCOLATE <3

  11. I never turned off my oven – it’s been running all summer – what can I say – I like it HOT! 🙂
    Arman – I am loving the texture of these no bake banana bites! so what was the reasoning behind Anonymous’ was warning against posting any more no-bake recipes? I say you should guard these recipes and open up a no bake bakery and we will all be lining up!

  12. You are definitely king of no bake and I think that is a good thing. Who wants to bake when its hot outside?! I think people who don’t have anything nice or constructive to say should back off. And these look delicious! I wonder what Anonymous will have to say…lol!

  13. I haven’t turned the oven on in forever, although since we just turned the AC on today, there’s a chance we might use the oven this week. We shall see. Tonight’s dinner was leftovers from Saturday so all we used was the microwave. Score.

    I love anything and everything banana, bites and all.

  14. Everything you post…I wanna make. STOP IT!! Just kidding don’t because you are brilliant. I am such a snacker/healthy treats/indulgent treats everyday so your recipes are always right up my alley. Also my Monday has been craziness so therapy baking is happening once I am done with all the hoopla-business. These may have to make the list 🙂

  15. I love banana bread, but I love the idea of no bake banana bread more. And the addition of chocolate chips just takes this over the top. So, team chocolate, because chocolate+bananas=amazing.

  16. OK I made them this morning…mine are more like ummmm cookie dough LOL…not sure where I went wrong…but they still taste good!

  17. I absolutely adore the no bake recipes, hit the jackpot stumbling upon your page! Mommy to 4 being able to whip up simple yet yummy and NOT so bad for you treats is wonderful, thanks and keep sharing 🙂

  18. You are so so awesome!! Just found your blog and I am obsessed!! Your photograph, writing style, and {obviously} your recipes are absolutely fantastic!!! *PS no bake recipes are my favorite;) Thanks for doing what you do!!

  19. i’m assuming that actual milk can be used instead of soy milk. Correct? These sound delicious!! I love “nana” bread, but would like a healthier option.

  20. “I turned on my oven to make some roasted potatoes to go with some **seafood** I’d picked up at the store earlier that day”

    “I then cursed ‘Anonymous’ (even though it was not their fault my face got the sauna treatment) and proceeded to eat my potatoes with my **chicken**”

    Which was it? Seafood or chicken?

  21. OMG!!! These are amazing! I’m just a regular gal trying to cut out as much processed sugar as possible, but still trying to satisfy my ravenous sweet tooth. I saw this and knew I had to make them. I used regular white flour, 2% milk (only 2 TBSP), all natural peanut butter, honey and 6 packets of Splenda (which I probably didn’t need) and omitted the protein powder. I tested them on my 4-year-old daughter and she wasn’t happy when I only let her have two! She wanted to keep noshing. I will definitely be making these regularly as a healthy snack.

    1. Alisha!!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and I LOVE it when recipes are kid approved- Seriously, they have the best tastebuds 🙂

      Have a great day, Alisha and give the little one a hi 5 from me!

  22. If I want to use real milk, is it a direct substitution, or would I use a different amount? Also, can I use all-purpose flour? Thanks.

  23. These are the best! I keep tinkering with the recipe. I use half almond flour and half coconut and double the recipe. I also use sunbutter instead of cashew. This is my second batch and I barely needed any cashew milk. In fact I didn’t use any for the first 12 balls and then the dough started to crumble. I probably put too many vegan chocolate chips and coconut flakes because these did not want to roll as I got to the end! They taste amazing though!!!! And helped me lose 5 lbs last week! Thanks vegan dude! p.s., I used unsweetened cashew milk and added a tablespoon of vanilla to cut the sugar. Heheh!

  24. Hi I just found your recipe through pinterest I love these as a lunch box idea and no baking PERFECT!! My son’s have nut allergies so I’m thinking I will sub the nuts for seeds and the cashew milk for rice milk. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  25. Pshh, who doesn’t love no bake and what is wrong with that person? Regardless, if it led to this recipe then I thank them! If it’s ok I’m featuring it on my Friday Favorites (www.chasingmyhalo.com). Keep them coming!

  26. I tried this yesterday, I couldn’t form them into balls because the batter was too sticky (maybe it’s because I used whole wheat flour it was the only flour that I had lol)

  27. I know what happened. I think my banana was not ripe enough. I just added another one, quite ripe from my freezer. That made all the difference! Very good. Thanks.

  28. I love no bake recipes! I’m a busy mom of 4, I barely have time to pee let alone bake! Thank you and keep on no-baking!
    Ps. My 13 year old son would take a 1/2 gallon carton of nut milk to school if I’d let him!

  29. who gives a crap how many no-bake recipes you have?!?! This is your blog, not theirs. I personally LOVE no bake recipes, especially during the warmer months. They are usually quicker to make also. Keep the awesome recipes coming!!!

  30. Hello,

    I tried making these today and mine needed about a cup of almond milk to achieve more of a thick batter but they don’t look like the photo in the recipe and are still much more dry. I followed the recipe exactly and used almond butter for the nut butter, sugar for the granulated sweetener, honey for the liquid sweetener, and almond milk for the dairy free milk. They are very light in color and as I said on the dry side, they don’t appear to have that soft gooey texture of yours. Any advice? Could it have been the combo of ingredients I used? The coconut flour flavor is very apparent over the others. Thanks!

    1. Hi Alyssa! For sure- Do you mind telling me what brand of coconut flour you used? Many vary brand to brand and some are very absorbant and can be quite difficult to work with. Also, for the optimum texture, I really recommend overripe bananas which lend themselves beautifully to them.

  31. Hello! I love raw recipes!!!! Yours! :))) Please don’t stop with them! 🙂 I’m vegan and trying raw vegan… And I love to eat something sweet… 😀 thanks for all you share with us. Kisses from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

  32. Just made these (a little bit adapted) for my 16 month-old toddler and he loved them!!! He grabed three at once: had a mouth full and a happy face 😛 I don´t give him sugar yet, therefore I was looking for something with honey, which is the only sweetener he tried so far and in small quantities. Even though I skipped the coconut sugar, chocolate and protein powder, it came out wonderfuly and was a big hit! I just love everyting you post and my little one is already a fan! :*

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