Hello all, here’s the recipe for the week and one we really, really love! These energy balls we make sometimes last 2 days but most times they only last 1 day hahaha. Its a good snack and filled with semi good ingredients and could be healthier, I just know my family probably wouldn’t eat them and I would be left cleaning the bowl which may or may not be a bad thing!
I stated making these balls about three years ago right after I had my second child and I stumbled across them on Pinterst but under a different name. It was called Boobie Bites. I was looking for some good snack food that were high in calories and healthy that would help my keep my breast milk supply up. The only different between the two is the Boobie Bite recipe calls for brewers yeast which is really good for keeping up milk supply. Over the course of supply my little guy with breast milk and was slowly stopping I adapted my recipes and discovered that they balls I was making were more like energy balls.
Here’s the Bobbie Bite recipe; (…and yes, I feel a little strange just typing that!)
Here’s my recipe;
- 1 1/2 c old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 c peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/3 c ground flaxseed
- 1/3 c honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 c or 1/3 cup chocolate chips (the amount may very depending if a child is helping me)
Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a medium size bowl and mix them together.
Step 2: Add peanut butter or almond butter, honey, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir it all together. I use a spatula and you want to mix it really good so all the dry ingredients are sticking together.
Step 3: Cover the bowl with tin foil and place it in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Step 4: After the hour or however long you leave them in for you can now roll them into small rolls.
***As you can see I do not add coconut to my balls or to the boobie bits, I am not a big fan of it. You can keep the brewers yeast if you would like but I took that out because I wanted my supply to decrease and eventually dire up. Also, if your family is like mine, I never have an opportunity to roll the mixture into balls, it stays one big ball.