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Oatmeal Banana Bites

 

 

Oatmeal Banana Bites

  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free certified oats for gluten-free option)
  • 1 cup oat flour (use gluten-free certified oat flour for gluten-free option)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup pureed overripe banana (roughly 2 large bananas; see note)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2-3/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • 3 tablespoons nondairy chocolate chips (optional, can substitute dried fruit; see note)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt and nutmeg. Stir through until well combined.

  2. Add the banana, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips to the dry mixture, and stir through until combined. Using a cookie scoop, place 2-tablespoon mounds of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 13–14 minutes, until just firm to the touch and a light golden on top. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Banana Note: Use an immersion blender and a deep cup to puree your bananas (this is easiest, but a blender or small food processor will also work). It produces a very liquefied mixture, not like what you can get through mashing.

Idea: Try adding raisins, chopped dates, or chopped dried banana in place of the chips.

Reprinted from Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes Copyright © 2015 by Dreena Burton. Published by Benbella Books