Granola Balls

These tasty snacks require no baking, so they’re super easy to make and they’re good for you too.


1 ripe banana
1 cup dates
1 cup granola (I used my applesauce granola)
1/2 cup puffed rice

In a blender or food processor, blend banana and dates. In a mixing bowl, combine date mixture with granola and puffed rice. Form into balls and refrigerate. Allow them to sit overnight in the fridge before serving.

I thought these were good, but the kids wouldn’t even try them. Bennett played with one but I didn’t actually see him put any in his mouth. Cole wouldn’t touch them. I don’t think Tony tried any either. I don’t get it, I thought they would totally go for these but I guess something about the way they looked didn’t appeal to them. Since they didn’t actually TRY them, I can’t comment on whether they liked the taste or not. They were actually quite sweet considering there’s no refined sugar in them, so I think they would have liked them if they gave them a chance. It was very frustrating, but at least there were more for me to enjoy!

-Inspired by Anja’s Food 4 Thought ‘No Bake Granola Bars’

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My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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