Brekkie Balls

Brekkie Balls
All you need to do to make these amazing brekkie balls is mash the ingredients together, roll em into balls, and coat in coconut. 

They don't need to be baked, and they are ready to eat in minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method

Mash banana and peanut butter together until smooth and well combined.

Mix in oats and oat bran.

Roll teaspoon sized amounts into balls.

Roll in coconut to coat.

Note: Depending on the size of the banana you use, you may need to add a little more oat bran if the mixture seems too soft to roll.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bananas are a fantastic ingredient in toddler cooking, as they are a healthy way of sweetening any recipe without adding refined sugar. Mashed banana can also be used in place of butter or oil to keep cakes and muffins moist.
  • Oats are lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and healthy fats than most other whole grains.
 

Comments

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Amy
05/08/2015
Hi there. Thanks for the great recipe! Just wondering if they freeze well?
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
06/08/2015
Hi, Amy. These will freeze well - a good way to freeze them is to put each one into a mini paper muffin cup (to keep them from all freezing together) and freeze in an airtight container/bag.
Catherine
07/08/2015
I don't think oats are gluten free. My sister has been coeliac a long time. And oats have always been a no-no. Even though it's in a slightly different form, gluten is still present. It might pay to double check that.
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
07/08/2015
Hello Catherine, thanks for the tip! I did a little digging and found that although regulations in the USA and Europe allow oats (which have not been contaminated with wheat, rye or barley) to be marketed as gluten free, in Australia and New Zealand regulations prohibit any form of oats (contaminated or uncontaminated) to be labelled as gluten free. It appears there is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding the presence of gluten in oats, and as such I will be removing the gluten free claim from any of my recipes containing oats. Thanks again for the info.
Catherine
09/08/2015
Thanks for that. Sorry if my comment sounded a bit terse. Didn't mean it too. Just didn't want people to get sore tummies I guess. Yes, you're right that the oats issue is a tricky one. My LO used to love porridge but now we can't have it. ð i got all excited looking at the yummy balls you'd made thinking how much nth boys would love them. But never mind. We will find other recipes I'm sure.
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
16/08/2015
Hi Catherine, just letting you know that I have posted an amazing gluten free version of these delicious snack balls - they are called Banana Peanut Butter Balls.
Catherine
16/08/2015
Wonderful. Thank you. I will definitely give them a try.
Maggie
07/08/2015
How long do they keep for and how many does the recipe make roughly?? Great idea!
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
08/08/2015
Hi Maggie, it depends on the size of the banana you use, and how big you make each ball, but I got roughly 15 balls. These will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Hera
14/12/2015
Hi, how to defrost the freeze ball and won't the banana turned dark?
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
17/03/2016
Hello Hera, to defrost these just remove them from the freezer and allow them to defrost at room temperature. When I first made these I figured that the banana would turn dark, but even after being stored in the fridge overnight they didn't darken. I just kept them covered with plastic wrap. Cheers!
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