Mini Apple Cinnamon Granola Bites


2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup dried apples -chopped
1/2 tsp cinammon
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1 cup apple butter (or peanut butter if your home is allergy free)
1 cup ground flaxseed
2/3 cup honey or agave nectar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil


1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, mixing gently so the crispy rice cereal doesn't get crushed. Mix until well-combined.
2. Using a mini melon scoop (or roll small amounts in your hands), drop rounded tablespoonful-sized portions onto a parchment or wax paper lined cooking sheet.
3. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. At this point you can serve them or combine the chilled granola bites in a large tupperware-type container or ziploc bags to freeze or refrigerate. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week or for a few months in the freezer. "
-- @simplybeautifuleating