Protein Banana Bites surprisingly combine taste and benefits. This absolutely go-to snack is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. So begin your week on a beneficial note and set yourself up for success.
These vegan protein banana slices definitely fuel your body with healthy fats and fiber. Layered with a mixture of peanut butter and protein and dipped in a thin layer of white chocolate, this fun snack will satisfy any sweet cravings. For me, there is no better combination for a healthy treat than peanut butter and bananas.
The banana bites are an easy and versatile dessert that can be adapted to anyone’s taste. Even kids will find this healthy snack fun and delicious.
The protein banana bites recipe is perfect for those people who do not like to spend much time in the kitchen but pay attention to their diet. Freeze a large batch of banana bites and enjoy at any time you crave something sweet. If you have never tried frozen banana dessert, then I strongly recommend starting with this dessert. Frozen bananas have a soft ice cream-like texture that is so tempting on hot days. So keep in mind frozen bananas create a perfect texture to substitute traditional ice cream.
Protein Banana Bites – Vegan Post-Workout Snack:
Besides the fact that it is a simple dessert that anyone loves, these protein banana bites can serve as a delicious post-workout snack. Just skip dipping bites in the chocolate or substitute it with a sugar-free one. Also, do not forget to pay attention to the peanut butter you use. Make sure it is sugar-free and contains only healthy ingredients.
This fabulous go-to snack fills you up with long-lasting energy as well as helps to restore your muscles after a hard workout. This ultimate ingredient combo makes for real an excellent energy booster.
For note: for even more protein intake, drizzle some protein powder on top or add more in the filling. However, a light drizzle of sugar-free chocolate would never go awry.
What do I need to make Vegan Protein Banana Bites?
For this easy and quick snack recipe, you need just a handful of ingredients.
Bananas – to get perfect texture and aroma, choose ripe bananas. Make sure you didn’t grab overripe bananas, as too mushy fruit will not work for this recipe. Also, a good alternative can be baby bananas, as they are usually more aromatic and sweet.
Peanut butter – if you are making a healthy treat (as we do today), use only natural peanut butter. The qualitative peanut butter must contain only peanuts and salt. As an alternative, you can substitute it with any nut or seed butter.
Protein powder – perfect protein powder is the one you like. I do not like too sweet powders. I mean whey protein. Those I can drink only in shakes. For snack recipes, I use plant-based protein. My favorites are almond protein and coconut&banana protein.
Chocolate – my favorite pairing is with white chocolate chips, but you can grab any chocolate you like. If you are preparing a vegan version, make sure to choose dairy-free chocolate. Also, for a post-workout snack, you should take sugar-free chocolate.
How to make Vegan Protein Banana Bites?
These healthy banana sandwich bites coated in a chocolate shell will conquer your taste buds for sure. It is one of the easiest desserts that I have ever made. The only skill you will need is patience!
Before you proceed to make protein banana bites, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You can also go with a large plate o casserole.
In a small mixing bowl, combine ½ cup peanut butter with 2 tablespoons of almond protein. In case you use whey protein, you will need less. Substitute according to serving size on package instruction.
So, peel and slice 3 bananas into ½ – ¼ inch thick slices. Arrange half of the banana slices on the prepared tray and top with a peanut butter mixture. Then top with another banana slice to make a kind of sandwich. Cover with cling film and send to the freezer for about 1 hour or until the banana is frozen.
In meanwhile, melt ½ cup of sugar-free white chocolate chips. Dip the frozen banana sandwiches one by one into the melted chocolate so that half of it is coated. Lay them on the baking sheet and freeze again for about 15-20 minutes. Now all you have to do is to dive in and enjoy these outstanding Protein Banana Bites.
- Store protein banana bites frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
- Before serving, let them stay for 2-3 minutes at room temperature.
- Before serving sprinkle some grated chocolate, protein powder, shredded coconut, or any other topping you like.
Vegan Protein Banana Bites
- 3 bananas
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp almond protein
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine ½ cup peanut butter with 2 tablespoons of almond protein.
- Peel and slice 3 bananas into ½ - ¼ inch thick slices. Arrange half of the banana slices on the prepared tray and top with a peanut butter mixture. Then top with another banana slice to make a kind of sandwich. Cover with cling film and send to the freezer for about 1 hour or until the banana is frozen.
- Melt ½ cup of sugar-free white chocolate chips. Dip the frozen banana sandwiches one by one into the melted chocolate so that half of it is coated. Lay them on the baking sheet and freeze again for about 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with pleasure!