Chocolate Granola Bites

Source: Healthyflax.org   |  Category: Baking, Ground Flaxseed

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) liquid honey 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) large flake rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped pecans 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) shelled raw pumpkin seeds 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sunflower seeds 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened medium shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) ground flaxseed 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chocolate chips 

Instructions:

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine oil and honey over medium heat, stirring until warmed.  Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, flaxseed, cranberries and chocolate chips. Stir until well coated.
  2. With dampened fingers, firmly form mixture into bite-size balls. Let cool completely on rack.
  3. Store in an airtight container for a week or freeze for longer storage.

Yield: 32 bites.
Serving Size: 2 bites. Each serving contains 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories 180
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 0 mg
Potassium 116 mg

  

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