Baked Banana, Cranberry and Oat Bliss Bites

This simple, vegan lunchbox treat has a lovely baked outside and a sweet, soft centre. Easy to prepare, delicious and nut free!

Recipe & photography by Kelly Gibney

by Faye MacGregor on March 17, 2022


1 All Good Banana – mashed

1 ½ cups rolled oats

¼ cup sugar (any type will work)

2 tablespoons chia seeds

¼ cup melted coconut oil

1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips

½ cup dried cranberries


Makes 12 balls

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius

Combine the banana, rolled oats, sugar, chia seeds and coconut oil in a large bowl. Use a fork to mash it all together until very well mixed.

Add in the chocolate chips and cranberries and mix until evenly dispersed.

Use damp hands (this makes it much easier!) to form heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place onto a lined oven proof tray.

Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly golden.

Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Will freeze well for up to 2 months.

About Kelly

We're always on the hunt for inspiration to keep banana loving monkeys happy. So, we asked Kelly Gibney to help us out. Kelly is a wholefoods writer and Dish magazine columnist, and we're so pleased to be able to share her recipes with you.