Monday, February 18, 2013

Oatmeal Monkey Bites

These delicious little bites are my kids' favorite. Healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but delicious enough to eat for dessert. These bite-sized snacks are a nutritious alternative to a cookie, no matter what time of day. I have been making different versions of these for the family since my eldest son was in kindergarten. He was quite a picky eater as a little guy, but what child would turn down a cookie?? Sneaky!!
Gluten Free Oatmeal Monkey Bites
Active 10 min, Inactive 20-25 min
Makes about 36 cookies
2 c gluten free rolled oats
1 c almond meal
1/4 protein powder
2 stevia packets
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c allergen free mini chocolate chips
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c rice milk (or your favorite DF milk or dairy milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, mix first seven dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix mashed banana, milk and vanilla extract. Pour banana mixture in to the dry ingredients bowl. Mix until all ingredients are wet. Let stand for 5 minutes so the dry ingredients can soak up the moisture. Using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon place the scoops two inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool on a rack. Enjoy!!!

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