Granola Bites

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Oats, dried Fruit, sunflower seed, coconut flakes and almonds come together for a healthy and tasty snack!
Dish type
Snack
Serves
9

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups quick oats
  • 2/3 cup fi nely chopped dried apples and/or apricots
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries, cherries and/or cranberries
  • 2 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut or soynut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract

Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
  1. In small skillet, toast almonds over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  2. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In bowl of food processor with knife blade attached, process ¼ cup oats and almonds 15 seconds or to fi ne crumbs; transfer to medium bowl.
  3. In large bowl, combine dried fruits, sunfl ower seeds, coconut, cinnamon and remaining 1½ cups oats. Add peanut butter, honey and extract, and stir until well combined and mixture begins to stick together.
  4. Using gloves or moist hands, form mixture into 1-inch balls, then coat lightly with almondoat crumbs. Place on prepared cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to allow oats to absorb moisture.
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 246, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 76mg, Carbohydrate 33g, Protein 8g
Calories246
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium76mg
Carbohydrate33g
Fiber4g
Protein8g