No Bake Banana Energy Bars

These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Stuffed full of healthy fruits, seeds and nuts, they’re refined sugar free and only 259 calories each making them perfect healthy pick me up!

These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Stuffed full of healthy fruits, seeds and nuts, they’re refined sugar free and only 259 calories each making them perfect healthy pick me up!

So easy to make and an ideal way to use up over-ripe bananas too, you’ll love these simple no bake banana energy bars.

These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Stuffed full of healthy fruits, seeds and nuts, they’re refined sugar free and only 259 calories each making them perfect healthy pick me up!

I’ve been taking one of these to work every day. They’re not just delicious they’re low in fat, carbs and calories, making them perfect for kids (and adults) lunch boxes!

Just like my no bake breakfast granola bars, I made these no bake banana energy bars with healthy coconut butter as opposed to dairy butter. I have to say I’m loving coconut oil more and more as I introduce it into more of my home baking.

These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Stuffed full of healthy fruits, seeds and nuts, they’re refined sugar free and only 259 calories each making them perfect healthy pick me up!

Why Choose These No Bake Banana Energy Bars?

If you’re like me and clocking up a whole lot of hours at work at the moment or just exceptionally busy doing your thing, it can be so tempting to grab a chocolate bar out of the vending machine or local store when you’re taking a quick break.

I say stop right there!

Your average chocolate bar is full of unhealthy refined sugar as well as unnecessary fat and calories. Why not take just an hour this weekend to make these no bake banana energy bars, and you’ll be grateful to yourself (and so will your body) for a healthier snack.

Once you’ve made a few batches of these why not alter the fruit, seeds or nuts combination and make these your own?

These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Stuffed full of healthy fruits, seeds and nuts, they’re refined sugar free and only 259 calories each making them perfect healthy pick me up!

I’d love to hear your favourite combinations of fruit, seeds or nuts in the recipe comments below. Please feel free to share for everyone’s benefit!

No bake banana energy bars
 
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These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer.
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. coconut butter (plus a little for greasing)
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 100g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g sunflower seeds
  • 100g chopped mixed nuts
  • 50g sultanas
  • 30g porridge oats / oatmeal
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8 x 8 inch square baking tin with a little coconut oil and line with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the coconut butter and honey together.
  3. Place the chopped banana, melted coconut butter and honey mixture into a blender and blend together for a few seconds.
  4. Add the cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chopped mixed nuts and blend again until thoroughly mixed together.
  5. Scrape the mixture from the blender into a bowl and stir in the sultanas and oats.
  6. Flatten the mixture into the tin and place in the freezer for one hour.
  7. Remove from the freezer after one hour, cut into 10 bars and keep sealed in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Notes
These are easily transported wrapped in tin foil.

All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.

 

No Bake Banana Energy Bars Nutrition Label

These no bake banana energy bars make a fantastic tasty snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Stuffed full of healthy fruits, seeds and nuts, they’re refined sugar free and only 259 calories each making them perfect healthy pick me up!

So folks as we head into the weekend (finally) here’s hoping you have a fantastic relaxing time or maybe not so relaxing, whatever you’re doing!

In case you’re wondering what we’re doing. Well, Lynne is out for a friends’ birthday on Saturday, which gives me peace and quiet time to experiment on some new recipes.

At this time, I’m trialling a whole load of new soup recipes, trying to decide which ones will be the simplest and which ones you will like best in a free eBook, which I hope to have finished by the end of the year to send out to all you who are subscribing (thank you guys! 🙂 ).

So, that just leaves me to wish you a good one and to remind you……

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Comments

  1. My goal this weekend is to continue to get my act together and continue to cook and prep for the week ahead. It has actually been kind of helpful for me to go through all of these bars that I have by eating them for breakfast in the mornings, but I would love to have a nonpreprocessed snack for the afternoons or even as a side for lunch.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yay! Well, I’ll be thinking of you as I’m cooking and preping for the week ahead in my kitchen this weekend too!

      These no bake banana energy bars will suit you perfectly as an unprocessed snack! They’re pretty addictive I have to say. 🙂

  2. I was thinking of making some kind of flapjack/energy bar this weekend and this has definitely convinced me. I could really do with the extra energy at the moment.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      And these are sure to give you an extra energy boost Dannii.

      Plus, being naturally sweet and delicious I’m sure you’ll love them. 🙂

  3. These look delicious Neil! I have such a sweet tooth, so the coconut butter, honey, and bananas are right up my alley! Can’t wait to try a batch of these 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Natalie. Me too, I have such a sweet tooth, but I find that these have helped to satisfy those cravings!

  4. No bake is always the best! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Nice and easy, with minimum effort eh GiGi? That’s what we all prefer.

      Especially when you end up with something as yummy as these!

  5. I really need to up my “granola” bar game. They make the perfect snack and these really look delicious!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I love granola bars of all kinds Megan, so I’d definitely love to see what other kinds of bars you might come up with!

  6. Oooh I’m all for no bake!! These look yummy, Neil!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Me too Liz. I love a no bake recipe.

      I love to make a batch of these on a Sunday night because they make 10 and that means a bar each day for Lynne and I! 😀

  7. Now I just need to buy some bananas and we’re in business 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Brilliant! Gotta love bananas, and then all their natural sweetness brought out in this recipe.

      I’m pretty sure you’ll love these, but yourself, you’ll want to miss out the oats and reduce the honey a little bit too so they still solidify in the freezer.

  8. These sound really good but I can’t eat honey or oats, do you think I could make them without those ingredients? Is there a non grain food I could substitute for the oats?
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Reese, thanks so much for your comment. 🙂

      Sure, miss out the oats completely and substitute the honey with just 1 tbsp. maple syrup (if you can have that?).

      Let me know if you make these and how you got on, I’d love to hear!

  9. I’ve never tried coconut butter, but these do sound good! I’m pinning them to try.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi TriGirl!

      Coconut butter is only something I recently introduced myself into my home baking and I’m steadily using it more and more. It’s worth giving it a try, although it is more expensive than dairy. (Well, it is here in the U.K. anyway!). Love your blog by the way! Different from the mainstream, I like that! 😀

  10. These look delicious and easy to make…which is what I love in bar recipes. 🙂
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  11. Hi Neil,

    I have a very busy lifestyle too so I say yes to energy bars, especially when they are homemade! You recipe looks delicious, I will try to make it during the week. Thank you!

    Zaria
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks for your comment Zaria. I hope you enjoy these bars and that they give you lots of energy! 🙂

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