My sister in-law made these at Easter, and the kids loved them! They are super easy, healthy, and most importantly delicious!
I actually followed the recipe pretty closely. I only substituted a couple ingredients. Here is the original link for the recipe:
The ingredients I used are as follows:
1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ (I used a little of both)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional…wait, no I would call them mandatory in our house)
1/3 cup honey
3 Tbsp. hemp hearts
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix everything together…
Then, roll them into balls, and put into the fridge for about an hour. I thought that they tasted the bast after a day!
I accidentally deleted the one photo I took of the finished balls before they were all eaten, so I hope it is ok with gimmesoomeoven.com that I use their photo for now, until the next time I make them!
I wish I could send these to school with the kids, but the schools are all peanut-free now. Next time I make them I am going to try and use a soya butter I bought that is peanut free…it doesn’t taste too great on it’s own, but I bet it would be good in this recipe!
I feel like I start every post by saying,”I saw this online…” but, that is where I get my inspiration…and why lie, right?
So, I saw this recipe online, on pinterest actually, it was a recipe for refrigerator oatmeal using Greek yogurt, steel cut oats, and chia seeds. I don’t have any greek yogurt, couldn’t find any steel cut oats, and have no idea what chia seeds are, so I dug around in my fridge and found some instant oats, yogurt, dried cranberries, and a peach…
So I mixed them all together in a mason jar… I didn’t really measure, but about 1/4 milk, 1/4 yogurt, 1/4 fruit, and 1/4 oats. It was a little watery or runny because of the milk.
Then, I screwed the lids on and stuck them in the fridge overnight…By the morning, the oats had soaked up all of the milk, and it became nice and thick.
They actually tasted really good! I had never even thought of eating cold oatmeal before, but with the weather getting hotter, and hotter, eating hot oatmeal just isn’t appealing.
I also love using the mason jars… They are a perfect size, safe, and easy to clean. I have brought them to work the past few days, and have used them as a mid morning snack. The oatmeal makes them really filling. Also, the kids picked a topping and kind of yogurt they like and made their own flavours.