Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oatmeal Bites

Just like my Oatmeal Pancakes, I have been looking for more ways to eat lots of oatmeal, even when it's so hot! These are great for breakfast, dessert, or a 3 a.m. snack. They don't need refrigeration, but I think they're extra delicious that way. These are a good example of something that you can make to suit your mood: When I really want something healthy, I use oatmeal in the place of the coconut flakes and substitute all raisins instead of half raisins and half chocolate chips. On other days, I use these to indulge my sweet tooth and eat the recipe as written.

These are so easy -- just stir, scoop, and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Notice they require no cooking or baking, so I have made them countless times over the summer.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes    Chill time: 20 minutes    Total Yield: 18 small oatmeal balls


3/4 cup dry quick cooking oats
1/4 cup coconut flakes (or use more quick cooking oats)
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey


1) In a medium mixing bowl using a wooden spoon, stir together quick cooking oats, coconut flakes, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, and raisins.

2) Add peanut butter and honey and stir well. This will give your arm a workout!

3) Using a cookie scoop form into balls and place on a tray. Refrigerate 20 minutes, and then serve. Cover leftovers and either store in the fridge or on the counter.

I prefer to store mine in the fridge so they are a cold snack to help me beat the heat. Of course, I'm pregnant and always looking for ways to cool down.

What's your favorite healthier snack for when it's hot?

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