If you are not an oat lover or banana lover, then I wonder if my blog frustrates you…because boy do I make a lot of things with oats and bananas. They are two of my favorite foods & I eat them both daily. Thanks for sticking with me, those who do not care for oats and bananas!
I’ve posted a version of this recipe before, but I had to share THIS version of them. Adding one special ingredient took these cookies to a whole different level. Guess what that was? DRIED APRICOTS.
I love these little cookie bites.
~I always have the ingredients on hand
~They are easy!
~They are healthy—bananas and oats!!
~They have no added sugar
~They are not overly sweet
~They fill little tummies
~The are great for snacks, breakfast and packed in lunches
~They make our home smell like I’ve been baking banana bread all day
~The oil I use is coconut oil, which I believe is very beneficial to our bodies.
~My kids beg me for them
Apricot Banana Oat Bites
(inspired by Banana Cookies @ MissionBFit)
3 ripe bananas
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup oil (I use 1/4 c. coconut oil plus water to make 1/3 c.)
1 cup dried apricots, cut into bite sized pieces
1 tsp vanilla
~Stir in oil & vanilla
~Add oats & apricots. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, this softens the oats.
~Drop by teaspoon on to ungreased cookie sheet.
~Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Do not over bake. They will be like a soft granola bite.
~Store in a covered container.
I left them out on the counter overnight on accident but ended up loving that they hardened up a bit and were perfect sprinkled on my oatmeal, sort of like crumbly granola topping.