So, I might not have made any traditional Greek desserts for Greek Week … …but I did make someprobably-too-healthy-to-be-called-dessert cookie-like bites with Greek yogurt. We all know that Greek yogurt and granola is a perfect pairing, going down in history as a dynamic duo aking to Zeus and Hera, or Aphrodite and, well, anyone but her husband. But I thought to myself, “Self, there must be away to bring them even closer together!”*
*Also, I had a brand new baking sheet. And you know it is important to break those in quickly.And thus, Yo-Nola Bites were born, leaping from my head like the warrior princess Athena jumped from that of Zeuss.*
*Greek mythological allusion count: 3Although their name suggests a new slang greeting to the illustrius city of New Orleans, these little bites of densely delicious joy are pretty self-explanatory.
chobani of course! (have you entered my giveaway yet?)
love grown foods (apple walnut)…is there any other?
With some sugar and flax ‘egg’–
–not to ‘keep them vegan’ or anything, becaue of the whole ‘yogurt being a main ingredient’ factor. [I just don't buy eggs.]
And because you can eat as much of the batter and dough as you want without fearing risk of salmonella.
….and a blend of both whole wheat and coconut flours (and a little extra spice), that is pretty much all there is too ‘em. If you want to add some extra fun, in the form of dates, or other fried fruit, well that is entirely up to you.
Of course, you will have to get your hands a bit dirty with the rather thick dough you create.
But in the end, that dense dough turns into a soft and chewy–with just enough crisp on the edges–bite of virtually virtuous “yum.” Let the Muses* inspire your own variation! Imagine what would happen with, say, Apple Cinnamon Chobani and Sweet Cranberry Pecan Love Grown ? [Or, you know, whatever yogurt or granola you happen to stock.]