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By: The Working Girl’s Kitchen

This is another wonderfully easy recipe that you can make ahead of time and have breakfast to-go for a week. I found that three of these breakfast balls make for a healthy, filling meal to start the day. Plus, there is no oil, no egg, no flour and no added sugar.

Some of you may not be fans of prunes, but in this recipe, you don’t taste the ingredient. The puree is the binder. Prunes are rich in fiber, Vitamin A and potassium (more than bananas). They also contain significant amounts of beta-carotene. If you absolutely despise prunes, you can substitute the puree for 2 ripe bananas, mashed.

Also, feel free to modify the add-ins to your taste. Any type of nuts, seeds and dried fruit would work, e.g. sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raisins, slivered almonds, etc.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together puree, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla and spices.
  3. Add in oats and nuts. Stir until well combined
  4. Spoon a rounded 2 tbs of mixture onto baking sheet, leaving an inch or two between each.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Prune puree (see recipe below)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cups organic, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Prune puree:

  • 2/3 cup dried, pitted prunes
  • 5 tbs of water

In a food processor, mix ingredients until pureed.