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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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

For the original version

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup neutral or vanilla protein powder optional*
  • pinch sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice optional**
  • 1/4 cup overripe mashed banana about 1 small
  • 2 T brown rice syrup can sub for maple syrup, agave or honey if not strict vegan
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice I used cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup + Unsweetened Silk or So Delicious dairy free milk of choice***
  • Dairy Free chocolate chips optional

For the Paleo version

  • 1 cup coconut flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup neutral or vanilla protein powder optional*
  • pinch sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener or coconut palm sugar optional**
  • 1/4 cup overripe mashed banana about 1 small
  • 2 T maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice I used cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup + Silk Vanilla or Chocolate cashew milk***
  • Dairy free chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using a tablespoon at a time, add the dairy free milk of choice until a very thick batter is formed.
  • Using your hands, form into bite sized balls and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to firm up.

Notes

* If your protein powder is sweetened, adjust the granulated sweetener to taste
** I prefer using less granulated sweetener as I find the overripe banana and protein powder provides ample sweetness.
*** Adjust dairy free milk accordingly- Depending on the flour or protein powder combination, you may need more- Especially with coconut flour.
Bites don't need to be refrigerated but taste amazing frozen and slightly thawed.
Adapted from Banana Nut Muffin Bites
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!
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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.

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