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Pumpkin Cranberry Granola Bites

Pumpkin Cranberry Granola Bites
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DESCRIPTION:

Don’t wait until fall to enjoy the powerhouse nutrition of canned pumpkin! It’s great here with the crunch of almonds and pumpkin seeds and the sweet-tart accent of dried cranberries. These are perfect bite-size snacks to stash in lunch boxes and pockets.


INGREDIENTS:

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups rolled oats

¾ cup canned pure pumpkin (not pie filling)

½ cup roasted diced almonds

½ cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

½ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground cloves


PREPARATION:

PREPARATION:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with sides with aluminum foil and spread the oats on it. Toast them for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden. Pour them into a large bowl. Leave the oven on.

Add the remaining ingredients to the oats. Mix the granola together. Form 1-inch balls of the granola mixture (a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop works well). Place the balls on the baking sheet.

Bake the bites for 15 to 18 minutes, until firm and lightly browned. Remove the pan to a wire rack to cool. Store the pumpkin bites in an airtight container.

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 203 Fiber: 4 g
Fat: 10 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sat Fat:  1 g Sodium: 143 mg
Mono Fat:  5 g Calcium: 50 mg
Poly Fat: 3 g Magnesium: 75 mg
Protein:  5 g Potassium: 210 mg
Carb:  25 g Vitamin E: 3 mg*
Sugars: 10 g Iron: 2 mg
* total alpha-tocopherol equivalents
 

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