Recipe: Banana, Date and Almond Protein Balls

Makes: 20 

Prep: 20 mins 

Cooking: 8 mins 

Ingredients 

  • 110g (⅔ cup) pistachio kernels 
  • 3 tbs sesame seeds 
  • 90g (½ cup) raw almonds 
  • 2 tbs crunchy peanut butter 
  • 4 Weet-Bix 
  • 200g (12) fresh medjool dates, pitted 
  • 1 large ripe Cavendish banana, cut into pieces 

Method 

1. Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced. Scatter the pistachio kernels onto a small tray and sesame seeds on a second tray. Place into oven, pistachio tray above the sesame seeds tray, cook 6-8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool. 

2. Put the pistachios in a food processor. Pulse until chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Put the almonds in the food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the peanut butter, Weet-Bix, dates, banana and 1 tablespoon of the pistachio and 1 tablespoon of the sesame seeds. Process until just combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl. 

3. Combine the remaining pistachio and sesame seeds on a tray. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls using slightly damp hands. Roll in the sesame mixture to coat. Place into a container in a single layer. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days. 

Tip 

Delicious served with a banana smoothie. 

Recipe courtesy of Australian Bananas

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