Oatmeal Banana Delightful Bites

Delicious little bites of healthy yumminess!

I like to mess around in the kitchen (and, no I’m not talking about fooling around the hubs though I do like that too!) and came up with following little energy snack.  A perfect grab and go treat for when you have to literally grab something and go.  This recipe calls for PB2 though you can skip it- the amount I used didn’t really yield a strong enough peanut butter taste. If you skip the PB2, you’ll save just a mere 3 calories per Bite (more if you opted for the real stuff so keep this in mind!).

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup wheat flour

1/4 cup soy flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

4 tablespoons flaxseed meal

2.5 tablespoons PB2 (mix with 1 1/4 tablespoon of water before adding to mixture)

1 cup pureed overripe banana (roughly 2 large bananas)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons carob chips or chocolate chips (I use carob chips for mine)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, soy and wheat flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flaxseed meal.  Stir through until well combined. Add the pureed banana, PB2, vanilla and carob or chocolate chips to the dry mixture and stir through until combined.  Roll into small balls (this is a messy process so if you have kids who loooove to make a mess enlist their help!). To get your bites looking as neat as possible you’ll need to wash and dry your hands several times throughout the process.  Place rolled balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 14 or 15 minutes until set to the touch and a touch golden. Remove and let cool on pan for just a minute then transfer to a cooling rack.

This should yield you 20 Delightful Bites. Note that Nutritional info is based on a yield of 20.

Nutritional Information (per Delightful Bite):

Calories: 53

Fat: 1 gram

Sodium: 7 grams

Carbohydrates: 10 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 2 grams

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