PUMPKIN BITES

Yields 12 bites
If you’re looking for a healthy morning snack on the go with no added sugar, look no further than these perfect Pumpkin Bites.
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil (for greasing)
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
¾ cup pumpkin purée
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup coconut flakes
¾ cup raisins
Optional Additions:
½ teaspoon nutmeg added in step 3
¼ teaspoon ground cloves added in step 3
¼ cup chopped walnuts added in step 5
Directions:
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease a muffin tin.
2.In a food processor, pulse the oats until they turn into a flour.
3.Add the pumpkin purée, applesauce, cinnamon, and coconut flakes.
4.Blend until the mixture becomes a smooth batter.
5.Add the raisins and stir by hand with a spoon.
6.Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup halfway.
7.Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Test by sticking a toothpick in the middle of a muffin. If the toothpick comes out dry, the muffins are done.
TONI’S TIPS:
>>These bites can keep for up to 5 days if they’re stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

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