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Banana Oat Energy Bites
  • 0 MINUTES COOK TIME
  • 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME
PHOTO BY LAURA HEINEMAN

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 t honey
  • 1/2 C dates, pre-soaked
  • 1/4 C water, hot (only if dates are not pre-soaked)
  • 1 C oats
  • 1 t cinnamon

Directions

Mise en Place

  • Measure honey, dates, oats, cinnamon, and water (if using)
  • Soak dates (if not pre-soaked)
  • Mash banana

Blending the dates

  • Place the dates into a blender or food processor. (If the dates were not pre-soaked, be sure to also add the hot water.)
  • Pulse to avoid the mixture from becoming too runny.
  • Stop when the mixture is the consistency of a paste.

Combining ingredients

  • Mix the date paste with the mashed banana.
  • Add the oats and cinnamon.

Create energy bites

  • Roll mixture into golf ball sized bites.
  • If desired, roll bites in your favorite toppings, such as nuts, seeds, or dried fruit!

Serve!

  • Serve alone or enjoy with a side of greek yogurt!

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