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Jan 21, 2013

Oatmeal Energy Balls

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Happy Monday morning!

If you follow my Facebook page, you know I was fixing something easy and quick in the kitchen this weekend. What was I making? Oatmeal balls! This recipe was requested after my fridge tour. :)

If you need an easy snack that is oh so yummy and can be made pretty much any way you want and doesn't need to be cooked, then this is it. :) Needless to say, I made these Saturday....they are now gone.

First lets talk some ingredients.  I am a nursing mother, so these are also good for my milk production with the oatmeal and flaxseed. I also use flaxseed in my Tone-it-up pancake.

Some of you may not know what flaxseed is.  Flaxseed can and should (in my opinion) be named as a superfood. It is high in heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, magnesium, and fiber. It is low in carbohydrates. Studies have shown that flaxseed also contains lignans, which help prevent cancer.

I purchased my flaxseed at Kroger in the organic section.

Enough rambling, on to the recipe:

1 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1/2 cup frozen thawed coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter - sunflower seed - almond, etc)
1/2 cup ground/milled flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all together and chill for about an hour. Roll into small balls (about 1 inch) and enjoy. Easy Peasy! Keep refrigerated. Makes about 25.

This would be so good with chocolate chips or dried fruit.

I am going to try it with crushed dried banana and chocolate chips next! Yummo!

Slightly adapted from gimme some oven

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