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Banana Breakfast Bites

  • Banana Breakfast Bites

    Ingredients:

    • 2 very ripe bananas
    • 1/3 cup canola oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup of white whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    • 2 cups of rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, add mashed bananas, egg, oil, and vanilla.
    3. Add dry ingredients and mix all contents together.
    4. Roll dough into golf size balls and place on baking sheets.
    5. Bake in oven until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes.
    6. *If unable to use ripe bananas, soak oats in apple juice for 30 minutes and then rinse in water and pat dry.

    Yield:

    24 servings

    Source:

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

  • Nutrition Tip

    Bananas are one of the most popular fruits and contain a good amount of fiber, antioxidants and nutrients, such as potassium and magnesium. Convenient and versatile, bananas are a great snack food and can be added to smoothies, yogurts, and breakfast bowls. In this recipe, they are used as a healthy substitute for sugar in baking.

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