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Cinnamon Pecan Banana Bites

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    Cinnamon Pecan Banana Bites

    This wholesome dessert is very simple to prepare and even easier to eat. Plain granola and pecans add crunch, and bananas and almond butter add flavour.

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    1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat pastry flour
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
    1/3 cup (80 mL) plain granola
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped pecans
    3/4 cup (180 mL) apricot purée
    1/4 cup (60 mL) almond butter
    1 banana, peeled and mashed

    Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

    Mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and granola in large bowl. Mix in pecans, puréed
     almond butter, and banana.

    Press into oiled 8 x 8 x 2 in (2 L) pan and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

    Let cool, cut into squares, and serve.

    Serves 16.

    Each portion contains: 66 calories; 2 g protein; 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 11 g carbohydrates; 2 g fibre; 113 mg sodium; 4 g sugars

    TIP: To make about 1 cup of apricot purée simply place 1 cup of dried apricots in a small pot and cover with water.

    Let pot boil over high heat, then simmer until fruit is tender and most water has been absorbed.

    Purée until smooth using a handheld blender.

    source: "Diabetes-Friendly Desserts", alive #337, November 2010

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