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Healthy Recipe of the Week

Chocolate Almond Granola Bites

A simple, healthy snack to meet your protein and sweet tooth needs!

A special thank you to Peloton instructor, Emma Lovewell for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup Old Fashion Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Roasted Unsalted Almonds (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 ½ cup Medjool Dates (pitted and roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Raw Honey (*may be substituted with maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Almond Butter (*may be substituted with almond butter, peanut butter, or other nut butter of choice)
  • Dark Chocolate Chip Morsels, (optional)
  • Dried Cranberries (optional)

Directions

Place oats and chopped almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toast in a 350° oven for 8 – 10 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon halfway through for even toasting.

While oats and almonds are in the oven, place dates in a food processor or high-powered blender and pulse until the broken-up bits combine into a sticky ball.

Place toasted oats and almonds in a mixing bowl with the dates and set aside.

Combine honey (maple syrup) and chocolate almond butter in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until it melts into a thinner consistency.

Pour honey and chocolate almond butter over oats and almonds. Let cool a minute or two until you can comfortably mix everything together with clean hands, breaking up the dates to distribute evenly.

Add dried cranberries and chocolate chips, if desired.

Roll into small, bite-size balls.

Refrigerate for 10 minutes to let set.

Enjoy at room temperature, stored in an airtight container for a few days. Or keep in the fridge or freezer so they’ll keep even longer.

 

 

 

Reference

Lovewell, E. (2022, February 16). Chocolate almond granola bites. https://www.livelearnlovewell.com/blog/chocolate-almond-granola-bites?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bringing_the_heat_this_winter_new_lovewell_merch_x_sourdough_biscuits_x_trip_recap&utm_term=2022-02-20

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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