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Banana Oat Bites

Ryland Peters & Small
  • Serves: Makes 10
  • Preparation: 10
  • Cooking: 30
  • Ready: 40

Requiring very little effort to make, these Banana Oat Bites are perfect for an afternoon boost when energy levels may need perking up.


  • 40 g pecan nuts
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 90 g jumbo rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 soft dried pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Toast the pecans in a large, dry frying pan for 4 minutes, turning once, until they start to colour. Leave to cool, then roughly chop.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl to a smooth purée. Stir in all the remaining ingredients and toasted pecans and stir until combined.

Place heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; the mixture will make around 10. Press down each bite with your fingers into a round about 1 cm/½ inch thick. Bake for 20–25 minutes until golden and crisp.

Leave to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. They will keep stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Additonal notes

Recipe taken from Vegan Snacks published by Ryland Peters & Small (£9.99)

Photography © Ryland Peters & Small

“These require very little effort to make and are perfect for an afternoon boost when energy levels may need perking up.”

'Vegan Snacks' front cover

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