Mornings can be busy and sometimes you can find yourself running out the door without any breakfast on board. These puffed brown rice and banana energy balls are a perfect little breakfast-friendly grab-n-go snack that can be eaten while on the move or packed into your lunch box for snacking. Allergy-friendly and great for making ahead of time and freezing.
Banana Energy Balls
We made these banana energy balls allergy-friendly so they can be taken to school no problem.
Great for when you are running low on time and the kids need to take breakfast on the go.
- egg free
- refined sugar-free
- full of natural energy for little bellies
A Word On Ingredients
A word to the wise: check the ingredients listed on the products you are buying.
You want dates with nothing added.
You want unsweetened coconut (some brands have lots of added sugar!).
The riper your banana the sweeter your energy bites.
Check the puffed rice. Sometimes that can have lots of added sugar too.
Can Banana Energy Balls Be Frozen?
Just make them up according to the instructions.
Once rolled pop them into an airtight container and store in the freezer until ready to use.
To thaw just pull them out in the morning and they will be ready for your snacking pleasure by mid-morning.
If kept in the fridge these snack bites should last around 3-5 days as long as they are kept in an airtight container. They don't last as long as some other energy bites because of the fresh produce in there.
More Bliss Balls For Snacks
Bliss balls like these banana energy balls make the perfect snack.
They are super quick to make up, last forever in the fridge, and are super versatile in terms of ingredients.
Here are some more bliss ball recipes if you like to change things up from time to time:
- Easy No-Bake Cashew and Date Balls
- Blueberry Crumble Bites
- Fudgey Mocha Date Bliss Balls
- Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Fat Bombs
Puffed Brown Rice and Banana Energy Balls
- Food processor
- 3 cups brown rice puffs
- 1 cup fresh Medjool dates pitted and coarsely chopped
- 1 large ripe banana coarsely chopped
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 5 tablespoon unsweetened desiccated coconut divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add rice puffs, dates, banana, sunflower seeds, 2 tablespoon of coconut and vanilla extract to a food processor and process until combined.
- Roll heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Spread the remaining coconut onto a plate and roll balls lightly in the coconut to coat.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To freeze: see notes.
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Wow. It looks so delicious. It's looking right back at me.....
Remember the old days when I was still training in Australia and so much food like this. Literally feels like heaven!
Awesome idea. I have half a bag of puffed rice that I bought for another recipe. I'm so happy to have something else to do with it.
Great way to use up the leftovers!
Trish Bozeman says
These are genius! We make energy on the reg in our house, but have never thought to make them with puffed rice. My kiddo would adore these and thank you for making them allergy friendly for school!
Ha I am just entering the allergy-friendly era with my kid's schools, it has been a bit of a learning curve, especially for my nut butter loving kids!!
Jenni LeBaron says
I got so excited when I saw this recipe. It's like rice krispie treats but I can eat them for breakfast! Score! These look absolutely delicious!
Haha love it!
I want to try ALL THE BLISS BALLS! But I'm a total sucker for banana, so these first <3 I make these 3-ingredient squares with dates that I love, but I need to start mixing it up a bit. I'm always looking for a good pre-gym snack, too. I'm tempted to try throwing PB in this somewhere.
Ooh peanut butter would be perfect in there!!
We're always hunting for new and interesting school-friendly snacks for our kids, so I'm pleased to see these. I appreciate the ingredient notes too (especially the one about puffed rice - a very good point to be aware of!). Glad to know they freeze well too, as that's definitely our go-to!
So handy to have some frozen bliss balls on hand when the week gets busy!
I could use a few of these energy balls right about now. It has been a busy day, and I need an energy fix right about now. The ingredients are super healthy too.
Perfect timing. It was just yesterday I was thinking that I needed a better breakfast solution. I have been so busy that I haven't been making good choices on the go. Thanks for this. I'm going to make a double batch and put one in the freezer.