They may not look like much, but trust me these raw vanilla cashew butter energy balls might just be your new best friend! I really like how simple they are to make. Just 5 ingredients in your food processor, then blend, blend, blend and there you have it! I’ve dedicated a whole drawer in our freezer to storing energy balls (much to my boyfriend’s annoyance). But if you’re like me, you’ll love this delicious, vegan recipe!
My inspiration for today’s round-up of vegan recipes with bananas is quite simple: I have a bunch of incredibly ripe, brown & spotty bananas that I need to put to good use. I normally either freeze my ripe bananas and turn them into nicecream or make my simple 4-ingredient oatmeal banana breakfast cookies. Those are my 2 go-to banana recipes, but I’ve ventured out too quite a bit with my banana overnight oats and banana bread donuts. But I’m feeling creative and want to turn my bananas into something delicious that I’ve never tried before!
I came into a predicament this week, because I found myself with about 8 extra ripe, brown and spotty bananas that I needed to use up. I thought about making my favorite banana bread donuts, but it’s no longer the weekend so I wanted to try a new snack recipe that’s healthy enough to eat throughout the day. I thought about making granola bars, but then I was inspired by Gena from The Full Helping to make these vegan & gluten-free banana bread blondies adapted from her recipe. They’re really chewy, naturally sweet, and make a great afternoon snack!