Banana Recipes

Serves: 20 / Prep time: 20 mins / Cook time: 8 mins

Banana, Date & Almond Protein Balls

Keep a bowl in the fridge for a delicious on the run snack.


  • 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, broken into pieces


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.

Put the pistachio’s 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.

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.