Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Banana in a Hat Snack

Makes 6-8 banana chunks
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
Instead of cookies or cake, prepare these for a great high fiber after-school snack or a sweet healthful lunchbox treat or a yummy breakfast side.  The nut butter mixture and the oat mixture can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.  Ask the kids to make this for the family. (It’s that easy!!)

1 teaspoon of honey or real maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
2 Tablespoons of a nut butter of choice (peanut, almond or cashew)
1 Tablespoon of old fashioned oats
½ Tablespoon of chia seeds
½ Tablespoon of ground flaxseed (store ground flaxseed in the fridge)
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
1 ripe banana, peeled

In a small bowl, mix the honey with the nut butter. 
In a shallow bowl, mix the oats, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, and the cinnamon.
Cut the banana into chunks.  Set the chunks flat side up on a plate.
Using a spoon or knife, spread a bit of the nut butter mixture on the top of each banana chunk.
Dip each banana chunk top with the nut butter mixture in the oat mixture.

*If you are not eating this right away, cover the banana chunks and place in the fridge to chill for up to a day.

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