Hey y’all! I have been dying to share this recipe that is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth, but still skips a lot of the unhealthy calories from inhaling a box of white powdered donuts (replace this with your favorite unhealthy treat, powdered donuts just happen to be my particular weakness). I make a big batch of this at the beginning of the week and keep them in a glass container in the fridge for easy access. The kids gobble them down, Derrek eats a few, and my mom (who typically doesn’t really love healthy eating) said they were delicious! They are so easy to make, and you can change them by adding different ingredients to the base of the oatmeal bar recipe depending on what you want when you make them.
(All organic ingredients)
-2 cups Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal
-1/2 cup Wild Oats peanut butter
-1/3 cup Wedderspoon honey
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp sea salt
-1 tbsp Essentially Coconut – coconut butter
-1 tbsp Salba chia seeds
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
-1/2 cup dried fruit
-1/2 cup trail mix
-1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
-1/2 cup dried nuts
1. Over medium low heat, melt peanut butter, coconut butter and honey together stirring constantly until smooth
2. Turn off stove and pour in chia seeds, oatmeal, vanilla extract and salt and mix well (add any additional options from above).
3. Scoop into a cupcake tray, cover, and place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
4. Remove from cupcake tray and enjoy!
I normally keep mine in a covered glass dish in the fridge for easy access. Now that Nolan can open the fridge he goes in there as he pleases, and I make sure to keep healthy snacks at his eye level so those are the things he chooses.
These oatmeal bites have been a blessing in disguise because without having some sweet treat in my house to snack on, I tend to make unhealthy decisions and grab something quick, but completely unhealthy, at the gas station. Set yourself up for success by adding these to your weekly food prepping and thank me later!