This recipes makes an easy on-the-go snack that is perfect for a springtime picnic. What I really like about this filling and naturally sweet snack is that it’s a great source of vitamins and minerals. For example, apricots provide Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium, and dates help with proper muscle development and are high in fiber. For more information on all of the nutrients your baby needs, check out our nutrient chart.
To make this recipe, here is what you will need:
1 cup dried apricots
1/3 cup dates
1/2 cup oats
1 Banana, Mashed
2 Tbsp almond butter, unsalted
Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)
Remove the pits from the dates. I used Madjool Dates and chopped them before adding them to the food processor.
Chop the dried apricots, I used unsulfured dried apricots.
Note* Unsulfured dried apricots are not bright orange, but a darker color. If you have the choice, they are the healthier option because they do not contain preservatives.
Mash the banana.
Using a food processor, finely chop the dried apricots and dates.
Coarsely chop oats in food processor and add to the dried fruit mixture.
Add almond butter.
Add the banana.
Add a pinch of sea salt if desired.
Note* I added an 1/8 tsp since the almond butter was unsalted.
Mix all of the ingredients together and form into a dough.
Roll into small pieces. Mine were about 1/2 inch- 1 inch long.
You can serve them right away, or refrigerate the bites for 45 to firm before serving.
Store them in the refrigerator for five days or you can keep them in the freezer for up to three months. Give them time to thaw before serving and use within 5 days after thawing. Don’t refreeze after thawing.