On the occasional days that I work from home I find myself nipping off to raid the larder every half an hour, hoping for some form of inspiration to keep me going as a plough on with the task at hand. As delicious as this all sounds, it’s not entirely conducive to a productive day, so when I was working from home a couple of weeks ago I set about making some energy balls at the start of the day to help curb my cupboard crawling. Using store cupboard staples I came up with these Banana Bread Energy Balls, which are tremendously gooey and extremely moreish – the perfect focus snack!

Ingredients

150g dates

3 tbsp oats

2 tbsp peanutbutter

1 ripe banana

½ tsp cinnamon

Dessicated coconut

Method

  1. Place your oats in a food processor and blend until you have a consistency slightly crumblier than flour
  2. Add your dates, peanut butter, banana and cinnamon and blend until all of your ingredients are combined. You’re aiming for a gooey consistency which is still roll-able
  3. Divide into 6 and shape into balls before rolling in your dessicated coconut and placing on greaseproof paper
  4. Pop the balls into the freezer for 30-45mins until set, before gobbling with a cup of tea

Whilst the endless supply of energy balls worked wonders for my food distractions, my little kitten Egg more than made up for them with her endless cuteness!

Eggy

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