Banana Bread Energy Bites

by Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Prep Time: 10 minutes Wait Time: 30 minutes Yields: 15 bites

Tasty, yet full of healthy good for you ingredients, banana bread flavored granola bites. 

Ingredients:

1 cup raw walnuts or pecans

1 large ripe banana

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

5-6 Sunsweet Amaz!n™ Prunes

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons flax seeds

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Directions:

Place walnuts in the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse several times, just until walnuts become small pieces. Remove half of the chopped walnuts and set aside.

To the remaining walnuts in the food processor, add banana, cinnamon, prunes, vanilla and flax seeds. Blend for 3-4 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula as needed, until ingredients are finely chopped and a paste like mixture forms.

In a large bowl, stir together rolled oats, maple syrup, reserved chopped walnuts and blended banana mixture; stirring until well combined. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop oat mixture and shape into balls. Place formed energy bites on a waxed paper lined plate and freeze for 30 minutes. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.