While my mom was visiting and helping out after the birth of our fifth baby, she made these wonderful little breakfast balls. Since she’s pretty heavy into the health food, I asked her what’s in them, knowing that it was only healthy ingredients. They’re so simple and quick to make; no baking, no mess (even though you roll and shape them in your hands), and the kids can even help you with them. They’re energy- and protein-rich from the mix of peanut butter, oats and chia seeds, it’s a source of Omega-3, fiber and antioxidants, and they taste awesome! My kids, my husband, my mom and I love them.
1 1/2 cups organic natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cups Stoked Oats Aphrodisiac-oats
3/4 cup organic raw honey (spreadable, creamed)
All you do is mix the ingredients together until it reaches a fairly thick consistency. You may need to sprinkle a bit more of the oat mixture in it if it’s not thick enough. I usually melt the honey just a bit so it’s easier to mix in. Once it’s all mixed, you take tablespoonfuls and roll them into balls. Even though there’s peanut butter and honey in it, it doesn’t make a big sticky mess on your hands.
**UPDATE: we have used a recipe from the Wheat Belly 30-minute (or less!) cookbook to coat the rolled balls, and some chia seeds. Just to make them a bit more interesting and add a different texture to the outside of it. The recipe is a baking mix, containing almond meal/flour, ground flax seeds, coconut flour and baking soda (ground psyllium seed optional), and be used for all kinds of things.**
A quick note about the Stoked Oats: this is a gluten-free product free of wheat, rye and barley. It’s a mixture of oats, flax, almonds, chia seeds, whey isolate, and organic chocolate chips. It’s produced in Alberta, Canada. Visit their website here for more information about this and other products. It’s delicious and healthy! However, if you can’t find these in your local store, or a similar brand, you can put some almond slivers, organic chocolate chips, chia seeds, and organic/gluten-free oats in the peanut butter and honey mixture.
They’ll disappear before your eyes if you have a bunch of kids like I do… So better to double-up the recipe! 😉