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Nutty Fruit Cups

Nutty Fruit CupGranola bars are a staple for many people trying to stay healthy. But if you look hard at the ingredients in some of the more popular brands you may be amazed at how much refined sugar and other processed ingredients they contain.

Use your own dehydrated fruits in these Nutty Fruit Cups to create an easy breakfast on the go or a late afternoon pick-me-up snack. I refrigerate them only because the nut butters they are made from require refrigeration after opening.

 

(Want to know more about what is in your foods?  Fooducate is a great mobile app to use in the grocery store to help you rate what you are about to purchase.  Nutty Fruit Cups is adapted from one on their alternative recipes.)

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (mashed smooth)
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (try 1/4 c peanut and 1/4 c almond for an excellent flavor mix)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (or replace with another 1/4 c oats)
  • 1 cup mixture of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds (chef’s choice!)
  • 1 Splash vanilla
  • 1 Dash cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop the nuts and dried fruits to medium sized pieces. (One hint here: hand mixers don’t work so well for this step unless you like to watch your dogs chase seeds around the kitchen!) Mix all ingredients together, spoon into muffin cups, and bake 15 minutes. For an extra splash of flavor, add shavings of vegan dark chocolate to the tops with 5 minutes left to bake.

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