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Banana Oat Balls Recipe

Enjoy this simple to make and delicious, sweet snack using just five ingredients!

Recipe adapted from Heart Foundation. General healthy eating advice only.

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Banana oat balls recipe

Cooking time: 0 minutes
Serves 25


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 medium sized banana, lightly ripe
  • 1 teaspoon grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1.5 tablespoons tahini or nut butters (almond or peanut butter)


  1. Place oats and cocoa in a blender. Blend until texture is similar to fine breadcrumbs
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until it forms a soft dough
  3. Roll 2 heaped teaspoons of the mixture into a small ball. Repeat for remaining mixture
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour until the balls are firm. Once firm, enjoy!


  • The dough may seem quite soft initially, but they will become firmer in the fridge
  • Choose nut butters with no added sugar or salt
  • Tahini (made from ground sesame seeds) is a good source of healthy fat
  • Eat the orange after using the zest or slice left over orange and add to chilled water for a refreshing flavoured drink
  • Zest is the coloured outer part of the peel of citrus fruit, often used as flavouring. Avoid using the white pith underneath as it can taste bitter
  • Zest can be used to add flavour in baking, salad dressings and marinades

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