Here is a quick recipe for a healthy kid-friendly snack.
2 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
½ cup raisins
2 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ cup almond butter (*you can replace with any nut or seed butter)
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. barley malt syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Grind ½ cup oats and ¼ cup pumpkin seeds in food processor until powdery. Transfer to a medium bowl, set aside.
- Combine remaining 2 cups oats, remaining ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, raisins, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in almond butter, honey, barley malt syrup and vanilla until soft dough forms.
- Moisten hands, and roll dough into 1-inch balls. Coat balls in oat-pumpkin seed powder. Place in freezer 20 minutes to set, then serve or store in the fridge.
- *Tip: you can use a nut free butter in the case of allergies
Bonus: These can stay in the fridge for one month (not that they last that long) or the freezer for up to 3 months.
by Jen Pike