I’ve been on an extremely long break from this blog, but since I’m snowed in and getting cabin fever I might as well post a recipe. I never thought after moving to Atlanta that we would get snow and my kids would have an average of one snow day per week but it’s been happening. But global climate change doesn’t exist, right? Ha. Ha.
I had some extra ingredients I wanted to use up from the pantry, so I figured I’d make some almond butter energy bites. The kids love these because they taste like they’re eating dessert, but it has a lot of healthy stuff. Flax seed, oats, almond butter, Nutella, chocolate chips, honey and vanilla extract. The combination tastes like eating a Ferrero Rocher (which is due to the almond butter, because when I used a peanut butter/nutella combo in previous batches it didn’t taste like Ferrero Rocher).
When I don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning they eat a couple of these. Store them in the fridge in a tupperware for up to a week, but I doubt they’ll last that long.
Almond Butter Energy Bites
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey
- Step 1 Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, roll into balls and place on a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet (that can fit into freezer). Freeze for 15 minutes, then place balls into a Tupperware. Store in fridge for up to one week.