Granola Bites

These are delicious afternoon, crunchy hippy cookies, inspired by Smitten Kitchen.  The addition of orange zest is the secret to making these taste uniquely light.  Happy eating! -Amanda

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Granola Bites

1 cup dried black mission figs, chopped

1 1/4 cup quick rolled oats

3 tablespoons whole wheat flour

3/4 cup flaked almonds

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

zest of one orange

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

1.  In a bowl, combine figs, oats, flor, almonds, salt and cinnamon.

2.  In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

3.  Mix wet and dry ingredients.

4.  Press into mini muffin tins, or into a 9×9 pan if you prefer bar cookies.

5.  Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 8-11 minutes, until golden.

6.  Let cool and store in your favorite cookie jar!

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