Wednesday, January 11, 2012

No-Bake Energy Bites

My kids and I love these - and so helathy!
(makes 18-20 bites) to get that many you would have to make them real small)

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey ( I melted my honey)
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed (I did have wheat germ)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
(I also added 1 Tb of chia seeds and 2 Tb of protein powder)

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. (we like to keep ours in the freezer)

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

(my kiddos love these... )

•1/2 cup oatmeal

•1 cup whole wheat flour

•1/4 cup brown sugar

•2 heaping teaspoons baking powder

•1/2 teaspoon salt

•1 egg

•1/4 cup applesauce

•1 1/3 cups milk

Grind the oatmeal in a food processor or blender. Combine oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and baking powder. Sift the whole wheat flour into the mixture. Add the bran and germ (which would have separated during sifting) into the mixture. Mix together.

Add egg, applesauce and milk. Mix together until thoroughly blended.

Cook on a buttered 275/300 degree griddle. Flip then serve.

(a wonderful recipe from Happy Housewife)