Energy Bites- Clean Eating
Adapted from Banana Pecan Granola Bars
Makes 24 cookies

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup chocolate chips (optional, I had to!)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Note: I would recommend chopping everything so it is about the same size and binds together nicely. Use whatever ingredients you have on hand: try sunflower seeds, dried figs, raisins, almonds, mixed nuts, etc.

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, cherries, pecans and chocolate chips. Stir in allspice and cinnamon and mix evenly.

In another bowl, combine canola oil, mashed banana and vanilla extract. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Now take a cookie scoop and press the batter into the scoop and drop on cookie sheet. It should stay together. You can press it into a round cookie cutter if you prefer or even make bars and spread it evenly across the pan. I used a cookie scoop. Remove cookie cutter. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.