Spring clean the kitchen cupboards and make these Chocolate Banana Oat Bites with ingredients you may already have on hand!
Happy (official) Spring!
After a week of unseasonably chilly weather here in Nashville, things are now feeling like spring and I couldn’t be happier. To welcome the season, this month’s Recipe Redux theme challenged us to ‘Spring Clean the Kitchen’ and cook with at least 3 ingredients already in our refrigerator or pantry.
This may seem obvious, but I’m going to go ahead and state it anyways. If you’ve set a goal to make healthy meals and snacks at home rather than resorting to take-out, frozen dinners, or junk food throughout the week, you must stock your kitchen appropriately. The key to a healthier kitchen is making sure your refrigerator and pantry are filled with nutrient-dense, whole foods and that junk foods are limited, or maybe not even kept in the house at all, to reduce temptation.
So even when your cupboards start looking like Old Mother Hubbard’s, hopefully there will still be at least a few healthy ingredients to whip up something good for you, like these Chocolate Banana Oat Bites.
Let me say, that my cupboards and refrigerator are nowhere close to being bare at this current time. I really need to make use of what I have on hand and do a little more spring cleaning of the kitchen. Knowing that I had a really ripe banana to make use of though, I decided to go in the direction of a healthy snack recipe for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge.
These little Chocolate Banana Oat Bites are slightly addicting and taste just like banana bread…..with chocolate. I immediately ate four of them as soon as I finished taking pictures. Being a food blogger is a really great way to test your self-control. #foodbloggerproblems
It seems like the recipes that always turn out the best are the ones thrown together last minute with whatever I have on hand. Does this happen to you?
If you want to want to skip the chocolate, you could certainly do that and they would still be very tasty!
But for me, this is a good way to get my chocolate fix in a healthy and satisfying way. I’ve been enjoying them for dessert, too!Chocolate Banana Oat Bites--perfect as a snack or dessert! #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
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Be sure to check out all of the other Recipe Redux posts for this month to get inspired to spring clean your kitchen!