Banana Oat Bites

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I dare you not to make these banana oat bites ALL THE TIME. They’re a great post-workout snack or afternoon pick-me-up. Somehow they also give off a cookie vibe so they feel like a sneak… but it’s like oats and bananas, so..

Ode to the oat: I feel like oats are one of those under-appreciated gifts. They have so much going for them – they’re filling, cheap, tasty and so, so much more versatile than morning mush.

So this recipe is in honor of the humble oat. We’re spiffing it up, giving it a good toast, and adding it to your weekday regimen, k?


What you’ll need:

2 bananas (spotted? um.. black? they’ll do great)
1 1/2 cups oats, can be gf (just not instant please)
2 Tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips
2+ Tbsp. shredded coconut (optional, just good)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
pinch of salt
cooking spray for greasing


 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Peel bananas, and smash with a fork in a medium-sized bowl
  • Add in oats, salt, chocolate chips & coconut
  • Mix!
    • Your ‘batter’ should not feel gloppy. Add oats if you need to!
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  • Grease with cooking spray
  • Using 2 spoons, form ‘bites’ and place on baking sheet
  • Bake **18** minutes
    • That sounds specific (it is!) but I’ve found setting your timer for 18 minutes gets you toasted, charred bites, not burnt or soggy ones
  • Let bites cool for 5-10 minutes on the pan – it gives them time to do any last-minute firming for an extra crunch

These banana oat bites are my favorite after a long run or hard work out. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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