Saturday, July 8, 2017

Oatmeal Bites

These are my go to "healthy" snack! I absolutely love them! The best part about them is I don't feel guilty eating them at all! My sister in law gave me the recipe and it basically changed my life! I love that they are a quick healthy snack for on the go!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

1 3/4 cups Oats
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Honey or Agave
1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
Splash of Vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I like to roll them into balls for quick grab and go snacks. If they don't hold together well let the dough rest for 10 minutes or so and then try again. The oats absorb some of the moisture from the  honey and peanut butter and they seem to roll better. Recently I've been doing 2 different sizes of bites, a mommy sized and a toddler size. This way I have grab and go snack for both of us! I store them in the fridge. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Naturally Sweetened Whole Wheat Oatmeal Jam Bars

These have been my most recent obsession! They are so good. I am not a coconut fan, but the coconut oil is just the perfect amount of coconut flavor. I have tried them with butter but I prefer the taste and texture with the coconut oil. I often use and all fruit or honey sweetened jam.

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly milled soft white wheat berries (whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (feel free to substitute butter)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup jam or preserve of choice
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Butter an 8" square baking or cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add the coconut oil (preferably melted), honey, and maple syrup.
  5. Transfer about 2/3 of the mixture to the prepared baking pan. Pack the mixture down firmly.
  6. With a spoon, spread the jam or preserves over the dough.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 mixture over the preserves.
  8. Finish with a sprinkle of oats to cover any bare areas.
  9. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
These bars can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Recipe Source: My Humble Kitchen