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Yummy healthy oat treats

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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:
gimmesomeoven.com

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

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Mix everything together…

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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!

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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!

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Cold oatmeal to go

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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