I had a hard time naming these little bites. My sister calls them “cookies” (nope, texture is completely off), my friend, Tyler, calls them “healthy muffin topish things” (closer but that would be one handful of a name), and my friend Sam’s boyfriend, Brian, called them “really good” (I agree with him the most). So, with minimal help and even less creative-juices in my brain, Power Pods will have to do for now. 😉
I’ve played around with a similar recipe with muffins before, but my sister, Jaclyn, mentioned that she tried them as “cookies” and they worked out really well. And that’s just what I did. 🙂
You’ll Need: [to make 24 Power Pods]
- 4 bananas
- 2 cups of oats
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- Whatever mix-ins you want! Here, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. You don’t need anything, or you could try cinnamon, raisins, nuts, dried cranberries, ect.
As you can clearly see, I used bananas that were overly ripe. I use these when I want to save them for banana bread or smoothies, so I thought it would work well in these Power Pods. I would actually recommend using bananas that aren’t this ripe. It works best when they have just a few brown spots on them- like when the banana has freckles.
In a big bowl, simply mix all of the ingredients (except your chosen add-in) together.
After it has all mixed together, fold in whatever mix-ins you’d like then pop the mix in the refrigerator until your oven has heated up (about 10 minutes).
Use a tablespoon to measure out each Power Pod and put in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes on a well greased sheet. I used aluminum foil and still sprayed Pam on it.
Per each Power Pod: 49 calories