Chocolate Almond Avocado Oat Bites
"Satisfy your sweet tooth while increasing your fruit intake with these delicious snacks. Dietary fiber from fruit, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fresh avocados are a good source of fiber and a great way to add variety to your snacking routine."
Chocolate Almond Avocado Oat Bites are a snack I’m recently obsessing over.
Fresh avocados are a huge staple in my diet I love to add them to any meal or incorporate them into my mid-day snacks. Avocados make the perfect snack because they’re a good source of fiber and provide naturally good fats that can help promote heart health and do not raise LDL cholesterol. Plus, they’re so fun to get creative with in the kitchen. You can use heart healthy avocados in so many dishes to keep things fun and add more variety to your diet!
This tasty snack is the perfect ways to add in those healthy fats! 🥑🥑🥑
1 1/4 cups rolled oats, toasted, divided
1 cup chopped almonds, toasted, divided
1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and mashed
1 cup (8 oz.) pitted dates, chopped, packed
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spread oats and almonds evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet, careful to not mix and keep separate.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, turning over occasionally, until lightly toasted; remove from oven and cool.
Process avocado, dates, 1/2 cup toasted almonds, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a food processor until mixture is finely chopped and sticky.
Stir in 1 cup toasted oats.
Transfer to a medium bowl and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
Form 20 bite-sized balls using your palms.
Roll balls in remaining toasted oats and almonds.
Place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.
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