Healthy Banana Bread Bites | Our Favorite Travel Snack

When you’re craving sweets, but not the guilt afterward, whip up a quick batch of these banana bread bites. 

*Pro Tip: You can freeze these cookies and heat them up later. They’re also a delicious snack for traveling! On my 11 hour flight to Italy, I substituted the nasty plane food with these protein & fiber-packed cookies.


Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: About 15 minutes, Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 ½ cups of old-fashioned rolled oats, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½  teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ⅔ cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ vanilla extract


Additions (We highly recommend both!)

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds

  • ⅓  cup chocolate chips




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Add 1 ½ cups of the rolled oats and the ¼ cup chopped walnuts to a food processor. Process until finely ground, almost a flour-like consistency. Pour into a large bowl. Add the remaining 1 cup oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix.

  3. In a medium bowl, add mashed banana, egg, honey or maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Whisk. Transfer wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.

  4. Fold in the mix-ins.

  5. You can make the cookies any size you want--just remember the cooking time varies with the size. My cookies are a little bit bigger than a golf ball, and they take about 12 minutes. If you make them bigger, they take 14-16 minutes. Scoop the dough into balls onto the prepared parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently flatten the cookies. Bake until golden brown and set. Then let cool completely.