Source: FatFree Vegan Kitchen
1 overripe banana
1/4 cup raw cashews (about 1.5 ounce)
1 tablespoon flax seeds, ground
3 tablespoons oatmeal (regular or quick oats)
2 med. dates, pitted
1/4 vanilla bean, split and scraped
· Cut the banana into slices about 3/4-inch thick and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on 60% power for about 7 minutes, until most of the moisture has boiled out of the banana. Scrape the banana off the plate while it is still hot (makes cleanup easier) and allow to cool.
· Pulse the cashews in the food processor until coarsely ground. Add the flax seed and oatmeal and pulse a few more times. Add the banana and dates, and scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the processor. Blend into a thick paste.
· Moisten your hands. Scoop up the paste by heaping teaspoons and form into small balls. Place each one on a plate, not touching. Cover and keep refrigerated.
Yield: about 10
Nutrition (per serving): 65 calories, 22 calories from fat, 2.6g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1.1mg sodium, 126mg potassium, 9.9g carbohydrates, 1.4g fiber, 4.9g sugar, 1.7g protein, 1.2 points.