2 dates, pitted and chopped
1 scoop protein powder or ¼ C. almond meal*
½ C. unsweetened applesauce
½ C. peanut butter
2 C. old fashioned rolled oats
½ tsp salt
½ C. toasted pecan pieces
½ C. raisins
- In a food processor mix 2 dates, protein powder, applesauce, peanut butter, and vanilla. Blend until combined. Scrape down sides of food processor.
- Add oats, salt, pecan pieces and pulse until combined. Moisten with 1-2 Tablespoons of water if needed.
- Wet fingers. Roll dough into 1 inch balls (I used a cookie scoop to measure). Recipe made 15 bites.
- Keep breakfast bites in refrigerator.
There are a million variations of these on healthy eating websites. I wanted something with a balance of carbs/protein/fat for breakfast.
I use a vegan protein powder. I like this one. https://aloha.com/shop/product/protein-vanilla. I do better with protein in the morning, and have been trying to get away from eggs. You could leave this out, substitute some almond meal, or add a little extra oatmeal so that the balls aren’t too sticky. I think the protein powder also helps them set up and keeps them from being crumbly. You could add a tablespoon of coconut oil here and probably get a similar effect.