The next time you want a snack, think beyond the granola bar. Think banana nut bites. This banana and nut combo has quickly become one of my favorite snacks. It’s delicious, portable, and provides a great combo of carbs, protein, and fat.
All you need is a banana and small handful of nuts. I used walnuts here, but I also like pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds.
Of course, you could eat them separately – a banana, followed by a few nuts – but bananas and nuts are a great flavor combo, so I recommend getting a bit of both into each bite.
For this photo, I sliced up my banana and squished a piece of walnut into each slice, but if you’re on the go, you can make this even simpler. Bite off the top of the banana, and press a walnut piece into the soft center. Eat that bite. Press another walnut in and eat that bite. Keep eating and adding walnuts as you go. This is great if you’re out and about because a banana and a little baggie of nuts will hold up pretty well in your bag, even for a couple of days.
You see, snacks don’t have to be complicated, but they don’t have to be boring either. These banana nut bites make a fun finger food and I bet you could make it even more fun by adding a raisin or two to each bite, a couple chocolate chips, or a sprinkle of shredded coconut. You won’t even miss that granola bar.
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