All Natural Pre-Workout Snack

all natural pre-workout snack
​I found this recipe from the blog, Running to the Kitchen. These banana chia bites serve as a great all natural pre-workout snack and taste delicious. I love this recipe because there is no added sugar, the only sweetness to these bites comes naturally from the banana. Please note these bites are more like a muffin, rather than an energy bar. And the recipe is already paleo and gluten free!

Banana Chia Bites

  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini-muffin pan.
  2. Combine almond meal, coconut flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt & baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together remaining ingredients (besides nuts if using) in a small bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.
  5. If using the nuts, fold into the batter until evenly distributed.
  6. Spoon batter into mini-muffin pan and bake for about 15 minutes until tops start to turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.** For a vegan version, substitute a flax egg for the regular egg!​

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*Photo credit Running to the Kitchen

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