No Bake Banana Nut Muffin Bites

The doughy taste and texture of a bakery style banana nut muffin yet requiring no baking, flour, butter or oil! These No Bake bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and high in protein- The perfect portable snack which tastes JUST like a banana nut muffin! 

No Bake {Healthy Protein Packed!} Banana Nut Muffin Bites- The doughy taste and texture of a bakery style banana nut muffin yet requiring no baking, flour, butter or oil! These No Bake bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and high in protein- The perfect portable snack which tastes JUST like a banana nut muffin!  @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Sick of no bake muffin bites? 

Too bad, so sad. 

Just kidding, but seriously, when you find success with making a no bake bite which tastes like a bakery style muffin like this one– Of course your going to play around with different flavour combinations. 

When it comes to the infamous Banana Nut Muffin, the big question here is…..What is the nut used in those bakery style muffins? 

I’ve always been under the impression that it was walnuts but my mum and friend Emily reckon it’s almonds. My other friend Tim said it’s definitely peanuts and my other friend Erin says it’s pine nuts (um, Erin it’s not pesto)

Niki said it’s caramel.

Yet again, she’s doing herself no favours by showcasing her intelligence. 

I stand by walnuts and seeing as this is my blog and my recipe, walnuts it is. Just Kidding.

No Bake {Healthy Protein Packed!} Banana Nut Muffin Bites- The doughy taste and texture of a bakery style banana nut muffin yet requiring no baking, flour, butter or oil! These No Bake bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and high in protein- The perfect portable snack which tastes JUST like a banana nut muffin!  @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

When the team at About Time reached out to try some of their products, I of course thought to trial their protein goodies in a recipe or ten. While I’ve opted for protein powder as my protein booster in recipes, I’d never tried a pre mixed liquid- Enter- Prohydrate.

Prohydrate is a ready to drink protein packed beverage. They contain no artificial colours, flavours, are gluten free AND sweetened with stevia. Each bottle contains 20 grams of whey protein isolate and clock in at 95 calories- Perfect for me after a workout (a.k.a. sitting on the bike and playing through instagram!) or to use as a dairy free milk substitute in this recipe! 

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 These No Bake Banana Nut Muffin Bites are based off the blueberry muffin energy balls and apple and cinnamon muffin bites. I think I may make it my mission to replicate my favourite sweet treats in no bake cookies and cookie dough bites and my favourite muffins in no bake muffin bites

Like the other recipes, these No Bake Banana Nut Muffin Bites have the taste and texture of a bakery style muffin but without any oil, flour, butter or unnecessary fats. They are high in protein, thanks to using About Time Pro Hydrate instead of dairy free milk. They are also gluten free, vegan (if you follow instructions) and as always, I’ve included a paleo version for those who follow that style of eating. For those who don’t have access to prohydrate, you can sub in dairy free milk of choice! For a gluten free flour blend, I recommend this one here by Gluten Free Mama. 

No Bake {Healthy Protein Packed!} Banana Nut Muffin Bites- The doughy taste and texture of a bakery style banana nut muffin yet requiring no baking, flour, butter or oil! These No Bake bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and high in protein- The perfect portable snack which tastes JUST like a banana nut muffin!  @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Make these delicious No Bake Banana Nut Muffin bites and YOU be in control of the nut that goes it.

As long as it’s not caramel. Actually, that doesn’t sound so bad…. 

Healthy No Bake Banana Nut Muffin Bites
The doughy taste and texture of a bakery style banana nut muffin yet requiring no baking, flour, butter or oil! These No Bake bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and high in protein- The perfect portable snack which tastes JUST like a banana nut muffin!
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For the original version
  1. 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
  2. 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  3. 1 scoop of neutral or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  4. pinch sea salt
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1-2 T Coconut palm sugar (can sub for any granulated sweetener of choice)
  7. 2 T maple syrup (can sub for any liquid sweetener such as molasses, agave, honey or brown rice syrup)
  8. 1 small banana, mashed
  9. 1/4 cup nuts of choice (I used crushed walnuts, peanuts and almonds)
  10. 1/4- 1/2 cup About Time Prohydrate (can sub for dairy free milk of choice)*
For the Paleo Version
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. 1 scoop paleo friendly protein powder (optional)
  3. pinch sea salt
  4. 1 tsp Saigon cinnamon
  5. 1-2 T coconut palm sugar
  6. 2 T maple syrup (can sub for honey)
  7. 1 small banana, mashed
  8. 1/4 cup nuts of choice (I used crushed walnuts, peanuts and almonds)
  9. 1/4- 1/2+ cup dairy free milk of choice*
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, protein powder, cinnamon, sea salt, granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. Stir through the maple syrup- The mixture should be quite crumbly.
  2. Add in the mashed banana and crushed nuts mix very well.
  3. Using a tablespoon at a time, add the dairy free milk of choice OR About Time Pro Hydrate and mix until a 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. About Time Pro Hydrate is not suitable for vegans or those following a paleo lifestyle- Substitute it for dairy free milk
  2. * If you use protein powder, you may need more/less milk- Play by ear. Coconut flours differ brand by brand so adjust liquids accordingly
Adapted from Apple Cinnamon Muffin Bites
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If banana nut muffins aren’t your thing, then I’ve got you covered!

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No Bake {Healthy Protein Packed!} Banana Nut Muffin Bites- The doughy taste and texture of a bakery style banana nut muffin yet requiring no baking, flour, butter or oil! These No Bake bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and high in protein- The perfect portable snack which tastes JUST like a banana nut muffin!  @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

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76 thoughts on “No Bake Banana Nut Muffin Bites

  1. It’s pretty genius to use basically a protein shake instead of milk! I would use walnuts in banana nut anything because they have the most pungent flavour, so you can actually taste the nut part. However, maybe I’m allergic to walnuts ;-( I have to try again to be sure. That would be very sad!!!
    I can’t believe how you talk about your sister! 😀 but it’s hilarious every time!
    Oh and about snapchat… I think you sent those snaps directly to me, not publicly. Either it was on purpose (then thanks 😉 ) or you have to figure out how to post public lol. Have a great weekend!

  2. I would say that walnuts are in the banana nut muffin. Which is a bit of a sad face because I’m not the biggest fan of walnuts. Why does no one ever use Brazil nuts in things?

  3. It’s definitely walnuts in banana nut bread. Though I would also accept caramel. Now I’m totally craving some banana bread, and these bites! I work out in the morning, so breakfast is my post-workout meal.

  4. Way to go! I had the same thought when I saw the title of your post…’HE’S GOT A GOOD THING GOING HERE!” These look mighty tasty too…glad to know you’re staying busy…and enjoying the Big City. Thanks for sharing….

  5. I keep meaning to experiment with no bake balls bc there are so many possibilities and they’re so quick, but that would mean getting up off this chair which I’m not really interested in right now haha. I love banana bread but hate when there are nuts in my food (cookies, brownies, CARROT CAKE) so I would prob just skip that step. I think I’m just a weird consistency person. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The nut in banana nut muffins is, without question, walnuts…
    My post workout snack is whatever I can get my hands on first. It doesn’t involve planning of any kind.

  7. It’s most definitely walnuts. No other nuts need apply to that contest. Banana + walnut = match made in heaven. These no-bake bites look incredible, Arman! Although I think they might have looked even more incredible if they were stuffed with caramel. Just sayin’. 😉 Oh, and my workout snack doubles as breakfast and it’s Greek yogurt topped with a couple spoonfuls of homemade granola. Yum! (And the dogs get to lick the cup when I’m done…so it’s a win-win for everyone!)

  8. I feel like it was your recipe I made before with some sort of banana no bake bites… and they were delicious! I have total confidence that these would be banging as well.

  9. Definitely walnuts or sometimes pecans. Although, I like the way Niki thinks.
    Can we bring a batch of every flavor of your muffin bites around NYC and see how many things we can eat them with? In our rice pudding, ice cream, milkshakes, froyo… use ’em as Bareburger buns…

  10. Arman, no bake is fine by me! The easier the better. These sound wonderful…I always assumed they were walnuts too. Great minds think alike as they say 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  11. I’ve never been able to stomach protein water very well. I think its all the chemicals that are necessary to make it shelf stable. Therefore, I would use almond milk in this recipe. And it is most certainly WALNUTS in the bakery muffins. Is there a lemon poppyseed bite coming soon? (It’s the best muffin there is)

  12. I’m that person that buys a bunch of bananas and then won’t eat them once there’s even a small brown spot on em. So I find myself making a lot of banana bread to compensate. Excited to have another option now. Good job, No Bake Boy 😉

  13. IT’S DEFINITELY WALNUTS. Almonds is a fair assumption, but anything other shows that there are some burnt tastebuds about. And that protein water sounds interesting. I can’t stomach any other drink than water so that’d be an awesome substitute. Too bad I can’t stomach whey either! Boohoo.

      1. YES! I had to give up on it since I use it daily because of $$$, but now that my food stamps have arrived I’m BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

  14. I think walnuts are in banana nut muffins? Banana bread is one of my favorite quick breads, and I bet these are T-A-S-TY!! P.S. I’ve not been on my A-game. Those dried bluebs I bought are still waiting in the pantry…

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