April 23, 2012

Chewy Plum Granola Bites recipe

April 23, 2012

Plum bites

. We all know that dried plums are called prunes. Prune is one of the ugliest words in the English language. It sounds like old, smelly, flatulent food that grandma ate to “stay regular”. Ok, now wipe that image from your mind (if you can) and embrace your inner granny! Prunes are just dried plums. That’s it. Really. They are like raisins, only bigger. They don’t smell, and it’s not just grandma that eats them. They are sweet and delicious and so good for you.

Prunes are good for your heart and bones and they can help you stay skinny because they are loaded with fiber and they keep your stomach full longer. Did I mention they are sweet and delicious?

Here’s a quick, easy, pick-me-up recipe for those yummy little dried plums (I still can’t bring myself to say “prunes”.)

 

Chewy Plum Granola Bites

1 C Prunes (a.k.a. dried plums)

1 C Rolled oats

1 Tbs. Fruit Sweetened Jelly (I used Polaner raspberry jelly but you can use whatever flavor you like.)

2T Almond Butter

 

Directions:

Put it all in your food processor and process it until it either all sticks to the sides and you can’t process it anymore (that’s what happened to me in my Ninja), or if your processor is better than mine you can mix it as long as you like. This recipe probably won’t work in a typical kitchen blender.

You may want to cover and refrigerate it for 30 minutes to make it easier to work with. I’m a lazy cook so I skipped this step.

Form the mixture into small bite-sized balls.

Eat, and be healthy!

Store leftovers covered in the fridge. These should keep for quite a while, about 2 weeks or more.

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