4 hrs 15 mins
A quick easy breakfast or snack that the kids love! Packed with protein and full of antioxidant-rich dried fruit and healthy nuts and seeds, these bites will be sure to please. I didn't follow the directions, of course, but ground up all the almonds and oats. It still came out great! I also ran out of rolled oats, so added oat bran. I think next time I'll also grind the sunflower seeds. Use any combination of dried fruits - any will be great! I also did not roll the balls in the almond/oat mixture, but just included it in the ball mix.
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- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
- 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup dried apple, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup dried apricot, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup dried raisins or 1/3 cup cranberries or 1/3 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1Place almonds and 1/4 cup oats in bowl of food processor, process to fine crumbs.
- 2In a large bowl, combine remaining oats, dried fruits, sunflower seeds, coconut and cinnamon.
- 3Add peanut butter, honey and extract: combine well until mixture begins to stick together.
- 4Use moist hands to form mixture into 1 inch balls, coat lightly with almond-oat mix.
- 5Place in an airtight container, separating layer with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
- 6Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to allow oats to absorb moisture.
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Nutritional Facts for Granola Bites
Serving Size: 1 (519 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 59.0
- Calories from Fat 24
- Total Fat 2.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 17.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 4.2 g
- Protein 1.8 g