Banana Energy Bites

Banana Energy Bites

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, these energy bites will keep you fueled.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 cup dry quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ½ cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

Preparation

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  1. In a medium bowl mash banana with a fork until smooth. Stir in oats; pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter and chocolate pieces. Using 1 tbsp. for each bite, shape into 32 balls; flatten slightly. Chill until ready to serve.
  • To make ahead: Layer bites between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 bites
  • Per serving: 145 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 7 g sugars; 7 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 53 mg sodium; 147 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, ½ medium-fat protein, ½ starch

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