Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oatmeal Ball





I've posted about these before. But they are so good, and always changing with infinite ingredient possibilities. Recently I've been adding chia seeds, Maca, and hemp seeds.

The recipe base is the same as last time. But here is what I did this time.

(By the way, I never know what to call these, No-Bake-Healthy-Sticky-Oatmeal-Ball-Cookie- Things. Justin calls them Sticky Balls. And uh ... I ... don't love that name. Any recommendations?)

Oatmeal Ball
Dry ingredients:
2 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup pecans
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup maca

Mix those together.

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil

Mix those together tell well combined. If you are having trouble mixing them well, you can heat them up a bit on the stove to get them to melt.

Mix the wet and dry and form into balls. Put in the fridge for a bit to harden up. Enjoy.

note: ingredients are all estimates. this is very forgiving

P.S. We listened to a Donavon album on our way up the dirt road to Boulder Basin and I can't get this song out of my head...

21 comments:

Anna Allen said...

oh, i love these! we've always just called them "peanut butter balls." not exactly the greatest name in the world, but i guess it works. :) i'll have to try your recipe! i always just estimate the amounts also when i make mine.

Amanda Mae said...

Hi Anna! I usually just estimate too, they hardly ever come out the same :)

lucysmom said...

What are chia seeds and maca? Is there something I could use instead that I may have on hand? Sesame seeds? Slivered almonds? Where could I find those items?

Anna said...

Oatmeal Truffles!
They look delicious!

Anna
www.TwoBlueLemons.com

natesgirl said...

i'm going to try these with almond butter thanks!

stephchows said...

LOL I like his name for them, makes them more fun for sure :)

Amanda Mae said...

Lucysmom: You can definitely substitute what you would like for chia seeds and maca - they could be hard to find. Almonds would be great, and sesame seeds!

Anna: I like the name "Oatmeal Truffles"! cute!

Natesgirl: almond butter would be sooo good. I will have to try that next.

Sheila said...

These look great! So easy and as you say, good for you. I love your pictures, too.

Amanda Mae said...

Thank you Sheila! .. Easy AND good for you is a magical combination :)

Hannah said...

I have this love affair with oats, so these look right up my alley. I have to try them soon.

Anonymous said...

Granola Ball instead of granola bar! =D

Cafe Pasadena said...

AM, you area blogger's seem to be telling me it's time for my oatmeal.

Your camera isn't inexpensive but it's giving, but it's giving its monies worth in great pics as usual.

You Are My Fave said...

Oh, I need to make these. The list of ingredients is my fave.

tara said...

Thank you so much for coming by to visit and introducing yourself on my site - I am so happy to have found yours. Everything is just lovely.

This is such a great recipe to make with children, that I look forward to trying it with mine!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

i make a version of these, but they do go in the oven for a tad, I'll have to try them this way. I kind of like sticky balls, i think its fun ;)

veggie wedgie said...

I really love this first picture of this post. There is something about the light, color and items pictured.. It's stunning.

Echo said...

i...am going to a local arts and farmers market today...

they sell local honey and bee pollen...

a friend recently let me try bee pollen..

it tastes like flowers and honey, as it should...

im making these with that...today...yes...

Amanda Mae said...

Ehco:
I bet these would be so wonderful with bee pollen! I love it ... mmmmm

Anonymous said...

I just made these with bee pollen added, and macadamia nuts (because I was out of pecans), and cacao nibs because my sweetie doesn't like chocolate chips too much. I called them "Raw Super-Hero Bars" because there's so much superfood in there (chia, bee pollen, cacao)! Yum yum!
Thanks for this inspirational free-form recipe!

Rebekka said...

These look so good...question: do you have to KEEP them in the refrigerator until you eat them? We are going on a long road trip and these look like perfect snacks! But will they get melty in the car?

Amanda Mae said...

Hi Rebekka! Yes! Good question. I do keep these in the fridge until ready to eat. We took them camping with us and kept them in the ice chest.

They are ok when left out of the fridge, just not as firm, kind of crumbly and messy.