GF Oat Banana Bites with Nut Butter ~ Fruit Sweetened & Heart-Healthy
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GF Oat Banana Bites with or without nut butter would be a great choice for a healthy snack or even breakfast on the run. I make them a little bigger for a breakfast cookie…or just eat two. This fruit-sweetened cookie can be gobbled up just about any time of day.
You won’t find a super sweet, dessert-type cookie on this page…that’s on another post.
Enjoy these cookies plain or with your favorite nut butter spread over top ~ almond, cashew, peanut, or sunflower seed butter.
Maybe you prefer a lower fat cookie without the nut butter. GF Oat Banana Bites are a great choice.
Mix & match add-ins:
~ nuts (omit for nut-free)
~dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries
Making your oat flour is a cinch:
~ Simply toss some old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor, and you’ve got oat flour. Oat flour can also be purchased.
~ To ensure your oat banana bite cookies are gluten-free, please use a guaranteed gluten-free product.
Each cookie without nut butter is 2 weight watcher points each. Add 1 tsp nut butter, and each cookie is 3 weight watcher points.
To Make GF Oat Banana Bites with Nut Butter, You Will Need These Ingredients:
- Bananas ~ Not too ripe for Low FODMAP
- Old fashion oats (gluten-free if needed)
- Oat flour; grinding your old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor works great
*Use gluten-free oats if needed
- Quinoa Flakes
- Baking powder ~ corn-free if needed
- Chopped nuts ~ I used walnuts (omit for nut-free)
- Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
- Dried goji berries. Or raisins if you prefer.
- Nut butter of choice ~ Sunflower Seed Butter for nut-free
GF Oat Banana Bites with Nut Butter
- 3 bananas pureed or equal to 1 1/2 cups puree (a hand blender works great)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup old fashion oats gluten-free if needed
- 1 cup oat flour ~ grinding your old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor works great.
- *Use gluten-free oats if needed.
- 3 Tbsp Quinoa Flakes
- 1 tsp baking powder ~ corn-free if needed (notes)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 3 Tbsp chopped nuts ~ omit for nut-free I used walnuts.
- 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips.
- 1/4 cup dried goji berries. Or raisins if you prefer.
- Nut butter of choice ~ Sunflower seed butter for nut-free
- Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
- In a small mixing bowl combine pureed bananas and vanilla. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add oats, oat flour, quinoa flakes, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and allspice.
- Mix together. Add banana mixture to oat mixture. Stir to combine. Add nuts, chocolate chips, and goji berries. Stir well.
- Using a small cookie scoop drop mounds onto prepared baking sheets. About 2-tablespoons each. Bake for 10-13 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. They will be slightly firm when done.
- Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Spread about 1/2 Tbsp of any nut butter over each cookie, like frosting or leave them plain.
~mini-chocolate chips ~ Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
~dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries Tools I Used In This Recipe