Banana-Cashew Balls
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5 from 4 votes

Banana-Cashew Balls

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 10
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (about 1.5 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds , ground
  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal (regular or quick oats)*
  • 2 medjool dates , pitted
  • 1/4 vanilla bean , split and scraped


  • Cut the banana into slices about 3/4-inch thick and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on 60% power for about 7 minutes, until most of the moisture has boiled out of the banana:
    Dehydrated Bananas
  • Scrape the banana off the plate while it is still hot (makes cleanup easier) and allow to cool.
  • Pulse the cashews in the food processor until coarsely ground. Add the flax seed and oatmeal and pulse a few more times.
    Ground Cashews
  • Add the banana and dates, and scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the processor. Blend into a thick paste.
  • Moisten your hands. Scoop up the paste by heaping teaspoons and form into 10 small balls. Place each one on a plate, not touching. Cover and keep refrigerated.


*Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if gluten is a concern.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 2.6g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 5g