July 10, 2014

Banana-Bread Style Energy Balls

Have you tried dried or dehydrated bananas? If you have not, then you should try it, they are so good. Just slice them and put it on the dehydrator setting in your oven if you have it. Or just put it on the lowest temperature that your oven offers. My oven has the lowest setting at 170 deg F, it is technically not raw if you dehydrate at that temperature, but I am not bound by any contract that I will only eat raw, so I am okay :-)) If you have a dehydrator, well that is the best.  Now if you don't want to go the long route, there is this great brand of products that Costco has started selling. 'Made in Nature' dried fruits are organic, non-GMO verified and with no added sugar or other preservatives, just simple, plain dried fruits. Bananas are the latest that we have started enjoying from them. You can grab a few slices and enjoy them just like that. Add them to your breakfast porridges, homemade granolas, or use them to make energy bites like these.


Ingredients:
  • Dried Bananas - 1/2 cup
  • Dried Figs - 4-5
  • Pecans - 1 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • Dried ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Himalayan pink salt - a pinch

Directions:
  • Add half of the pecans to a dry blender or food processor. Pulse till they are coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the remaining half of the pecans to blender, pulse till powdered. Transfer to the bowl as well.
  • To the same blender/food processor jar, add dried banana chunks, chopped figs, cinnamon, ginger and salt and pulse till everything ground and becomes like a sticky mass. 
  • Add the ground and chopped pecan little by little pulsing to mix them up. At the end you should have sort of a dough.
  • Transfer to the bowl. Divide into small portions and roll them into balls. 
  • Makes about 12 balls. Enjoy!!
Note: As always, try to use organic ingredients as much as possible. It tastes better and is better for you.

Sharing this at:
Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Allergy Free Wednesdays
Naturally Sweet Tuesday

4 comments:

  1. These look delicious! If you're interested, I'd love to have you share the recipe at Naturally Sweet Tuesdays this week. Here is the link: http://livingfree.aubreecherie.com/2014/07/naturally-sweet-tuesday-july-15-2014/

    Thanks for considering! ~Aubree

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  2. This one sound very nice idea mini,we are banana bread loving family. Thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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