a nutty chocolatey dessert that’s as sweet and delicious as it is good for you
Rolled oats, a main ingredient in this recipe, are full of fiber and very filling. The fiber content in rolled oats also help reduce total cholesterol levels and increase growth of good bacteria in your gut. Rolled oats, as well as the almond butter in this recipe, provide a healthy heaping of antioxidants. Almond butter is also full of healthy monounsaturated fats, which can support heart health and reduce factors of cardiovascular disease. Almonds also considered one of the best brain foods, containing both riboflavin and L-carnitine, two significant nutrients capable of positively affecting neurological activity and preventing cognitive decline. It is often recommended that elders who are at risk for dementia, Alzheimers, and overall brain declining diseases, keep almonds and other nuts as part of their regular diets. These bites are made with wholesome, nutrient dense ingredients making a filling dessert or snack on the go, to give you an energy boost when you need it most.
Brownie Almond Butter Bites
1 ½ cups rolled oats
4 tablespoons almond butter (can use peanut butter)
1 tablespoon cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons raw almonds, roughly crushed *optional*
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until completely combined. Use the back of a fork to break down the banana.
- Scoop out mixture, in about 1 tablespoon increments and roll into a ball. Repeat until all mixture is done.
- Optional to refrigerate bites for at least an hour or eat immediately. Enjoy!
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