I'm always looking for easy breakfast and snack items that we can grab and go. I found a recipe for engery bites from Gimme Some Oven and I made them last week. I really enjoy the taste and they are full of tasty goodness. The addition of flaxseed gives extra fiber and protects against all kinds of disease. I got my flaxseed at the Newport Health Food Store and used a coffee grinder to grind the seeds for this recipe because I don't have a spice grinder.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup toasted coconut flakes (bake shredded coconut on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for a few minutes. Keep an eye on it - burns fast!)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then roll into 1 inch balls. Store in an air tight container between layers of wax paper. Keep refrigerated when you can.
I have kept them on my desk during the day and they are fine - just a little soft.
You can add other ingredients too like dried cranberries or use other nut butters.
Again, thank you Gimme Some Oven! Love your blog!