she {hearts} raw oatmeal banana bites

I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my littles.  We have a pretty good schedule at our house, so snack time comes at 9:30 in the morning, and 3:30 in the afternoon.  We try to eat lots of fruits and veggies for snacks, but I also like to have a fun alternative for them.  We have tried homemade cheese crackers, banana ice cream (so yummy, by the way), and zucchini brownies just to name a few.  I feel like it is important for my kids to eat healthy at snack time, as well as meal time.  Let’s face it, kids love snacks, so if I am feeding them foods that don’t fuel their bodies… I am wasting a good opportunity to help their growing bodies get the nutrients they need.

I am excited to share a fun snack recipe with you today.  It is so simple and you will most likely have enough ingredients leftover to make these several times.

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Raw Oatmeal Banana Bites
  • 1/4 cup sultans or raisins
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup-1cup dates
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tsp honey
  1. Process almonds in food processor until a little texture is still left
  2. Add your dates and raisins and mix well, still leaving some bits visible.
  3. Add one cup of oats and mix, then add banana & process again.
  4. Now add coconut and the rest of the oats along with the honey. Process.
  5. Add a drizzle of water to help moisten the mix if needed. You want the mixture to have a consistency that makes it easy to form into balls, so add water if it is too crumbly.
  6. Store in refrigerator.

If you don’t like a heavy banana taste, I would halve the banana.  Also, these are much better chilled, so pop them in a tupperware container (use waxed paper in between layers of “bites”) and chill them before eating.  One batch made approximately 10 oatmeal bites.

Recipe adapted from Addicted to Raw

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Liz Q

Liz is a small town girl, living in rural America with her high school sweetheart husband, Mark.Together they spend their time wondering what they did before they were blessed with their three children- Isabella, Liam, and Guinnyth.Liz is a homeschooling, real food cooking, fashion loving mommy who strives to serve her Lord obediently.

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Liz is a small town girl, living in rural America with her high school sweetheart husband, Mark. Together they spend their time wondering what they did before they were blessed with their three children- Isabella, Liam, and Guinnyth. Liz is a homeschooling, real food cooking, fashion loving mommy who strives to serve her Lord obediently.

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