Strawberry Banana Bites

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Yesterday we told you about the health benefits of bananas and today we have a great bite size snack for your little ones!!  These strawberry banana bites are packed with nutrients and fiber!  Even better, they are gluten-free, so if your child has an allergy these are perfect for them!

3 ripe bananas
2 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon vanilla
A generous pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup slivered almonds or pistachios
6 fresh strawberries

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350°.In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add oats, applesauce, vanilla, spices, and almonds. Stir thoroughly.

2. Cut the tops off strawberries and chop fruit into tiny pieces. Add to batter. Mix until well blended.

3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from http://www.asweetsimplelife.com

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