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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My latest indulgence

I found a new blog last week about mother's who run and love to cook....  They were featured on Another Mother Runner.  They sounded like me so I checked it out their blog and found the most amazingly simple and delicious recipe. 

Everyone must make this recipe.  They are filling.  They are easy to make.  They are healthy!

Oatmeal Energy Bites

  • 1 cup oatmeal (old fashioned, not instant)
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey (if you spray the measuring cup lightly with cooking spray, it won't be so hard to manage)
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 t vanilla
Note: This recipe yields 2 1/2 dozen balls.  They are around 90 calories each.
  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl.  Mix well.
  2. Put bowl in refrigerator until well chilled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Roll into balls; store in air-tight container in freezer or fridge.

Everyone in my house loves these!  I mean really loves them!  Even Samuel who sometimes does not like chocolate likes them!

I will admit that I did not add the sesame seeds because I don't like them and I only added about a 1/3 cup of coconut.   Probably the best thing about the recipe is that it is easily tailored to suit anyone's taste. 

I ate two along with my banana before my race last weekend and thought it was a wonderful pre-race meal.  They filled me up and I was ready to go!

Make them soon, but be prepared to want to eat them all!

1 comment:

  1. These sound yummy! I was on a mission a year ago to find a great homemade granola bar recipe (didn't find it) - so I will definitely have to give these a try!