We're in the thick of Summer which means we're always on-the-go. Hiking, camping, and frequent trips to the water park on sunny days. We're always trying to find the best energy bar but can often only find ones with certain ingredients in one and not the other that we want. So, why not make your own!? We've got a great recipe for quick and convenient Banana Bite snacks that are totally customizable. Have fun with interchanging ingredients to suit you (and your kids') taste profiles.
Our recipe contains 2 main ingredients, bananas and oats. The rest is entirely up to you! You can add everything from nuts, dried fruit like raisins, dried coconut and chocolate chips. Yes to chocolate, always! Try adding in some spice like cinnamon and nutmeg, or turmeric for the health benefits. Try a protein or peanut butter powder for an extra hearty punch when you take these bites hiking up the Kokanee Glacier.
Our recipe contains the Knox Blend Trail Mix from Wildfire Food Co. (organic peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds).
Customizable Banana Bites // FEATURING Wildfire Food Co.
*2 ripe or thawed bananas
*1 cup of oats or GF oats
*Note for every 2 bananas use 1 cup of oats
3/4 cup of mixed nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips etc of your preference. We used a bag of the Wildfire Food Co Trail Mix.
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
All nuts, dried fruit and spices vary to taste and liking.
1. Mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl
2. Stir in the oats
3. Stir in the spices/powders
4. Stir in nuts and seeds
5. Scoop approx. 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
6. Bake for 15 min at 350 degrees (F)
Remember besides the bananas and oats, these are suggested ingredients. Have fun and MIX it up!
We hope you enjoy and have fun creating these Banana Bites. Pack them for the kids for a day at Gyro Park or for a refueling snack when you hike up the Bugaboos or go chasing waterfalls in New Denver. This is our go to snack when we have any sort of adventure in mind. They'll be a hit, trust us!