I first made this recipe when I was living in Pennsylvania, but it’s definitely a recipe I could still make in Korea. After another snowstorm hit the Northeast, I was stuck inside yet again. I had one overripe banana sitting on my counter, and needed to do something with it. After digging through my pantry, I found oats, flax seed, sunflower seeds, and almond butter. These ingredients lended themselves to these tasty bites.
Nearly all of the ingredients used in this recipe can be found at your local emart. Although, almond butter is harder to find. If you aren’t one to order from iherb, just substitute peanut butter!
Another important thing to note is that this recipe will only work if you have access to an oven or a toaster oven. Baking in the toaster oven will cause cook time to vary, but as long as these aren’t overdone, they’ll be just fine.
The recipe below will make six banana granola bites.
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 over-ripe banana
- 1/4 almond butter or nut butter of your choice
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- Other nuts and seeds of your choice
- While pre-heating oven to 350°F (175°C), toast oats on the stove over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring and flipping often
- Mash banana in a small mixing bowl until well-mashed and no lumps remain and add almond butter
- Pour warmed, toasted oats into the almond butter and banana mixture and stir until well combined
- Sprinkle in flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and any additional seeds you want to add! I just used whatever was available in my pantry
- Form into patties in a small muffin tray and bake for 12 minutes, or 15-20 minutes in a toaster oven.
This recipe is really so simple, yet so delicious. It can also be customized with whatever nuts, seeds, or spices you have in your cabinet. Next time I make this, I may try adding in some shaved apple and cinnamon! Let me know in the comments if you tried this recipe, what you think, and how you made it your own!