Granola Bites

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.

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