Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Apricot Banana Chews


This is a fruit-sweetened citrus-packed cookie that keeps well in the fridge and lends a nice summery tangy sweet flavor.  The banana and apricots are complimented by the lemon, orange and grapefruit, though any blend of citrus will do.  These make a great breakfast or snack, and I can attest that after a very hilly 11+ mile run, they taste fantastic straight from the cold fridge.  Eat a few with coconut water to replenish and rejuvenate!

Apricot Banana Chews
yields 1-1/2 dozen medium cookies



1/2 cup dried banana (I recommend the organic raw barnana brand)
1 cup dried apricots
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (I use reduced fat organic coconut)
1 heaping tablespoon orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice


1.  Food-process the banana, apricot, coconut, zest and juices. 

dried Barnana--nothing but pure organic banana

make sure your dried apricots are simply dried apricots; nothing added!


Fresh grapefruit is a prefect tangy contribution, or simply use lemon and orange

Add a little more water or lemon juice if needed.  Mixture should stick together slightly.
2.  Roll into little balls and flatten slightly.  Roll in additional coconut if desired.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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