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Friday, December 09, 2011

5 Ingredient Soft Granola Banana Bites


My friend, Carma, Mission B Fit, posted this recipe a few months ago and it is something we make on a regular basis here at our house.

 Why?

~I always have the ingredients on hand
~They are easy!
~They are healthy---bananas and oats!!
~They have no added sugar
~They are not overly sweet
~They fill little tummies
~The are great for snacks, breakfast and packed in lunches
~They make our home smell like I've been baking banana bread all day
~My kids beg me for them


5 Ingredient Soft Granola Banana Bites
(inspired by Banana Cookies @ MissionBFit)

3 ripe bananas
2 cups rolled oats 
1/3 cup oil  (I use 1/4 c. coconut oil plus water to make 1/3 c.)
1 cup dried cranberries (or dates or raisins)
1 tsp vanilla
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Optional ingredients:
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts in place of 1/2 cup of the cranberries

The Directions:
Mash bananas
Stir in oil & vanilla
Add oats, cranberries and optional ingredients.Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, this softens the oats.
Drop by teaspoon on to ungreased cookie sheet.  
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  

*The cookies will get slightly brown on top and will harden up like chewy soft granola bars when they cool.  Don't over bake!

2 comments:

  1. going to make these tomorrow, THANKS! :)

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