Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}

Well, I think/hope that this will be the last banana recipe for a little while.  As I said before, the banana consumption in my apartment has a direct correlation with our workout frequency and things are finally back to normal at home.  We are headed to Napa later this week so the motivation of a trip filled with food and wine (plus actually wanting to fit into my summer clothes) has helped.  Even Matt got motivated by vacation and is back on the Insanity track.  Funny how my husband going back to the gym makes me want to workout more.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}

So this recipe is another win for not-so-decadent but satisfying.  If you look at the ingredient list (peanut butter, oatmeal, bananas) you will probably agree that these could make for a breakfast on-the-go, afternoon snack OR dessert.  They look a little bit like cookies but are a little softer and chewier, almost like a cookie/muffin top hybrid.  The chocolate in the peanut butter is enough to satisfy my cravings and the sweetness in the bananas means that you don’t need to add any sugar.  I may or may not have snuck a few of these right out of the freezer for a treat.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}
Healthy chocolate, peanut butter and banana cookies.
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 40 oatmeal bites
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (make sure to use a gluten-free brand if avoiding gluten)
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (~2 medium bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined
  3. Use a mini cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to scoop batter onto prepared sheets about 1 inch apart
  4. Bake 7-10 minutes or until they are firm

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}

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21 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites {Gluten-free} {Vegan}”

  1. Joanne July 9, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    I feel like having semi healthy treats like this on hand would be a great way to help me stay on track…this way I could indulge but in a totally guilt free way! I think the boy and I are gonna do insanity together when we go away on vacation…

    • admin July 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

      Ah be careful with all the jumping! Let me know how it goes.

  2. DessertForTwo July 9, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    What a great guilt-free dessert! :)

  3. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 9, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I bake similar cookies and even add dark chocolate chunks! And yes, these could totally pass for breakfast.

  4. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 9, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Mm, I’d love to try these with different flavors of peanut butter!

  5. May I Have That Recipe July 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    These look great!!! My family loves anything that has peanut butter in it so i can not wait to try this recipe!

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Chocolate, bananas, PB, and nobake..sounds perfect!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Yummy! I love chocolate and banana, and with peanut butter, even better! Have fun in Napa, I’m so jealous. :)

  8. thelittleloaf July 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate, banana and peanut butter! Lovely little bites – I’ll take three please ;-)

  9. Julia {The Roasted Root} July 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Oh these look so great! I love drop-style cookies/treats! Oatmeal, banana and peanut butter happen to be my favorite trifecta…..add chocolate in there and I’m swooning! Nice thinking!

  10. Baking Serendipity July 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I love breakfast on the go options like these! My husband just bought the Insanity DVDs…does yours like it?

    • admin July 11, 2012 at 6:33 am #

      He does like it. We are both trying it (I did it for a few weeks before and he did it for a couple of days before). It is pretty intense but you feel amazing after. My only complaint is all the jumping!

  11. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite July 11, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    These look so good! A nice, healthy little snack. Yum!

  12. watkins products guy July 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    sweet and healthy cant beat that. tom

  13. Sues July 13, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    I love eating things like this for breakfast :) They look fabulous!

  14. Simply Life July 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I love cookies like this that can also be enjoyed in the morning with a cup of coffee!

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple July 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    These look amazing! I love that they’re gluten free and vegan.

  16. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen August 4, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    I love these little bites! Looks delicious! :)


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