We just got back from vacation and I decided to make these little bites for my son who has camp this week. The actually came out really good and he thinks they are cookies so it’s a win win! I’ve always seen lots of recipes adding all sorts of funky ingredients, which I’m sure if you use a lot of powders that’s fine. Since we don’t I wanted something that uses ingredients I already have on hand. This are a winner in my book!
If you don’t have an over ripe banana on hand you can peel the top a little and microwave it in 30 second times until it’s soft.
Also if you can’t find the pumpkin seeds in the nut section, swing by the salad area near the croutons that’s where I found these at Kroger.
Banana Energy Bites
(Adapted from Diabetic Living Magazine Summer 2017)
1 overripe banana
1 cup dry quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces
In a medium bowl, mash banana with a fork until smooth.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Using a tablespoon for each bite, shape into 32 balls; flatten slightly. Chill until ready to serve.