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.
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melanieApril 11, 2013 at 1:09 am
Hi Amy. I have found your blog fairly recently and love it. I just had rotisserie crock pot chicken for dinner and have my bones cooking overnight. (was delish) I cannot wait to try this apricot bite recipe! Looks so good…am trying to change to healthier eating…I bought some coconut oil the other day, but it is not liquid, it is almost like a shortening consistency. Is this what you used in this recipe? Or should I be looking for a different oil? Thanks for all your good recipes and advice! Melanie