I am OBSESSED with this recipe! I needed a healthy alternative to breakfast bars, and this is it!
I stumbled on this concoction when I was desperately trying to make homemade breakfast bars that stuck together. I was practically yelling Harry Potter spells at my mixing bowl. I’ve baked and roasted and toasted and hadn’t actually gotten anything that was soft and chewy — until in my frustration I just put a mixture into the fridge, forgot about it, and then realized that the fridge + lots of honey and peanut butter = the solution!
I messed around with this recipe for quite a bit to get the right amounts of everything, and although 1/3 cup honey and 1/2 cup peanut butter may seem like a lot — IT ISN’T. You need them for the soft, chewy taste.
Each bite is only 75 calories, and it will take you the better part of a week to get through these snacks because they’re so fibrous, full of protein, and healthful that they fill you right up!
These bites are really filling because of the oh-so-healthy flaxseeds, which also contain beneficial omega 3’s, which are responsible for healthy hair, heart health, a reduction of inflammation throughout the body, and a host of other health benefits!
Here’s the recipe:
Servings Made: 20 1-inch bites
Calories per bite: 75
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup dry oatmeal
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix everything together in a bowl, and then put the bowl in the fridge for 25-30 minutes. After that, take them out and form them into 1-inch balls. Cover in a tupperware container (something airtight so they won’t dry out!) and store in the fridge.