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Faithful Servant = Healthy Snacks

Tomorrow begins our annual Faithful Servant retreat for the Dioceses of North Carolina!  That means it's time to make some healthy snacks to bring along!

On the agenda: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and Amazing Granola (one of the moms brought this for us last year and I just stumbled upon the recipe tonight!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I saw this on Pinterest earlier, but was deceived by the person's comment below the picture.  As I put in the ingredients she said: 3 ripe bananas, 1 1/2 cups of Oats, 3 TB of Chocolate Chips, and 2 TB of PB - it was super wet so I added 1/2 cup of white flour.

They turned out pretty delicious - try it out at home!

Mash 3 Ripe Banannas
Add in 2 TB of PB and 1 1/2 cups of Oats
Mix it together and add 1/2 cup of flour 
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes!
Then Enjoy!  My recipe got 25 - making each cookie just 44 calories!  Pretty good for a sweet snack :)

Granola

Next Up, Granola!

You'll need:


Dry Ingredients: Oats (4 cups), Wheat Germ (1 cup), Walnuts (1 cup)
Salt (dash), Cinnamon (dash), Brown Sugar (1/4 cup) (not pictured)
Wet Ingredients: Vegetable Oil (1/3 cup), Honey (1/3 cup), Water (1/3 cup)

Mix it all together and you get this:


Which you'll spread out onto two pans like so:

 

And bake at 300 for a total of 40 minutes - stirring every 10 minutes.

I'm planning to add in a few white chocolate chips and some dried cranberries before bagging it up.


This should feed about 25 people - maybe 1/2 or 3/4 of a cup at a time for 132 calories per serving!

I feel like a real 'homesteader' lately - look at me making things with oats (like those muffins a few weeks ago) and wheat germ!  I've even been growing my own lettuce from an old Romanie bottom.

That was a few days ago, today it's almost 2 inches taller than that!
Have a great week Y'all!



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