Banana SunButter Oat Bites

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These little snacks were such a fun discovery.  It was one of those mornings where I wasn't planning on any recipe development but as I was getting ingredients out for breakfast this idea popped into my mind.  I could envision the final product in my head as I quickly pulled the ingredients together, cut up the banana, spooned out dollops of SunButter and opened my box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal that was already waiting to be poured.  This is so super simple I can't even really call it a recipe.  All you need are bananas, a nut butter, seed butter or peanut butter and a crunchy cereal (I think these Quaker Oatmeal Squares work just perfectly) and you've got yourself a snack for morning, noon or night.

And, not only are these easy and delicious, but they also pack a nutritious little punch, providing a fruit, healthy fat and a whole grain in each bite - not to mention a little potassium, fiber, magnesium, iron, and protein to name a few other nutrients.

I've already made these again since discovering.  They are delicious for adults, but could also be super cute for a kid's snack or party.  These are simple in prep, simple in ingredients and something you could make with your kids or throw together for a easy post exercise snack.  I hope you (and your family) enjoy!

Happy Fueling!

Taylor

BANANA SUNBUTTER OAT BITES

Makes about 8 - 10 bites (depending on size of banana)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana
  • About 8 - 10 teaspoons of nut butter, seed butter or peanut butter
  • 8 - 10 Quaker Oatmeal Squares (Hint of Brown Sugar variety)

Directions:

  1. Slice banana into 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick slices (for about 8 - 10 bites).
  2. Top each bite with about 1 teaspoon nut / seed / peanut butter.
  3. Top with 1 Oatmeal Square.
  4. Take a bite and enjoy!