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Lightning-fast banana balls

12 November 2015

This healthy snack made of banana, oats and nuts is extremely quick to make and perfect for when you are on the go. Extracted from Home Baked, the new book by Yvette Van Boven.

Lightning-fast banana balls
Lightning-fast banana balls, photo © 2015 Oof Verschuren

Preparation time

7 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes


12 balls


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 banana
  • 1 2/3 cups (150 g) rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) pistachios and pecans, chopped


Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180°C). Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit.

Thoroughly beat the egg white until light, frothy, and white. Just use a whisk for this. Then, using a fork, mash the banana and use that same fork to stir it into the egg whites to make a thick batter with tiny chunks of banana in it.

Add the oats and stir in the nuts.

Using a small ice-cream scoop or two tablespoons, form little dollops of the batter and dot them out on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the banana dollops for 15 minutes, until light brown.

Eat them immediately or keep them in an airtight (resealable) bag or container. They will keep for about 4 days. Handy as a snack and super-duper healthy to boot.

Home Baked by Yvette van Boven, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang (£25.00)

Images © 2015 Oof Verschuren.