Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium-size bowl, mix mashed bananas, peanut butter, dates, cinnamon and maple syrup. Add chocolate nibs if using.
Once mixture is creamy and thick, add oatmeal and mix in thoroughly. With a tablespoon or soup spoon, scoop out balls from the mixture and place on baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Serve room temperature.
Substitute ½ cup grated coconut or coconut flakes for dates
Dab the top of each ball with a little honey and coarse salt before popping in the oven