BANANA BITES

This recipe centres around what I think is one of the most useful and versatile fruits: BANANAS. Baked, mashed or frozen, this fruit is the foundation of multiple recipes on my blog. I hate throwing away food and this recipe is a perfect way to put old forgotten bananas to good use. Cheap and simple ingredients are used to make these healthy bites. Although you could add raisins, goji berries or nuts to enhance the texture.

These bite-size balls are an ideal portable snack; a handy on-the-go breakfast for those rushed Monday mornings, or a great snack with your mid-morning coffee. You can even warm them up in the microwave and drizzle honey and peanut butter over them for a guilt-free dessert.

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INGREDIENTS

3 cups oats

1 cup ground almonds

2 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

3 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp water

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180°.

Mash the bananas into a gooey pulp. I use a potato masher to do this.

Combine the oats, ground almonds, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl and mix.

In a separate bowl whisk the eggs. Then add the vanilla and maple syrup.

Add the bananas, dry and wet ingredients together. Mix whilst adding the water gradually until the texture is thick and sticky.

Mould the mixture into balls and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for about 15 minutes, until browning on the outside.

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Leave to cool and enjoy!!!

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