Banana Bread Granola Bites

by Erin

Everything you love about banana bread now comes in a bite sized package and doesn’t require anything more than a food processor. This no bake treat is perfect for snacking.

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I rarely have been the victim of bad pick up lines. Even when I was going out to bars with friends in undergrad or grad school, I cannot recall any worth mentioning. Granted I used to be quite oblivious when someone was hitting on me but I think I would notice a bad pick up line. Usually I hear about them from the internet and find myself wondering if anyone actually uses them. Today on the radio I heard one that was pretty bad, “Girl, did you get those pants on sale? Because they are 100% off at my house.” Seriously? I mean if you are trying to be funny and clever, sure I’ll give it a chuckle but does that really work?

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This rant has relevance to these bite sized morsels of joy, I promise. How you ask? Because I need to ask you if want to date. Dried pitted dates that is. Corny food pick up line for the win!? Yea probably not the greatest but in all seriousness, these little granola bites taste just like banana bread thanks to the magical combination of Bare Snacks cinnamon dried banana chips, dates, oats, walnuts, and dark chocolate chips. It’s almost not fair that these taste so good and yet are healthy for you. So how about, “Girl, do you like dates? Because dating me is 100% better for you.” Still no? Good thing these banana bread bites don’t need to use a pick up line. Their mojo exudes through the silence.

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One year ago: Leftover Halloween Candy Layer Bars

Two years ago: Butternut Squash, Spinach and Feta Pizza

Three years ago: Pumpkin Bread Pudding


Makes approximately 2-1/2 dozen


1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup walnuts

1 (2.7 oz.) package Bare Snacks cinnamon dried banana chips* (about 1 cup)

1 cup pitted dates, chopped

1/4 cup agave nectar (or pure maple syrup)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Line a platter or plate with was paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, grind the oats and nuts together until it resembles a coarse flour consistency.
  3. Add in the banana chips and dates and pulse until they are chopped up and well blended with the oat flour.
  4. Add in the agave and vanilla. Mix well until a clumpy dough forms that you can easily shape into a ball without it falling apart. If needed, add more agave nectar a little at a time. Add the dark chocolate and pulse a few times to incorporate.
  5. Shape into 1-inch balls and lay on prepared plate. Freeze or refrigerate for st least 30 minutes before serving. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

*Can’t find cinnamon banana chips? Try regular + 1 tsp cinnamon

Source: Adapted from my Apricot White Chocolate Granola Bites.

Disclosure: I was provided with product and was compensated by Bare Snacks to create this post. However, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.


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Bird November 13, 2015 - 5:41 am

These are perfect for my kids packed lunches and they’ll never know it’s healthy too ;) Thansk for sharing!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 6, 2015 - 10:18 pm

ahahahaaaaaaaaaaa love your “date” line ;P

and these bites look sooooo tasty! My brother, especially, would love ’em (he’s a banana fiend!)

spiffycookie November 7, 2015 - 8:16 am

Haha I’m glad someone enjoyed it!

Susan November 6, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Yum! These sound great. Another possibility for the banana chips is if you have a dehydrator, make your own, sprinkled with cinnamon. I did that with apples and they came out wonderful. Gee, now I guess I’ll have to make banana chips… :-)

spiffycookie November 7, 2015 - 8:16 am

You live a hard life ;-)


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