Oatmeal Snacks

February 27, 2013

No matter how hard I try to resist sugary snacks, they just happen. I have finally found something that curbs my sweet tooth and guilt at the same time. They are healthy (I use that adjective loosely in this case) because of the nutrient rich ingredients. Are they healthier than kale salad or hummus with carrots? No. Healthier than a cookie? Yes! Swapping the chocolate chips for something more nutritious like dried fruit would be a good variation.

OATMEAL BALLS

Oatmeal Snack Balls
original recipe from Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients:
1 cup dry oatmeal
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup nut butter (I use ¼ cup almond, ¼ cup peanut)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or other mix in)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until mixed well. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 balls.

Print the recipe Oatmeal Bites

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

nancy February 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

does your baby like them?

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MacKenzie March 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Yes my baby LOVES them.

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