We’re a big fan of oats. They’re highly nutritious, packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbs, protein and fats.
They’re amongst the most nutrient dense foods you can eat, which is why they’re absolutely the perfect breakfast food for busy children and adults alike, and pretty much a staple in our house all year round.
But, eating them every day does mean that we have to try new things to keep them interesting, which is where this super quick and easy recipe came from.
1 cup of oat flour or oatmeal (make your own by milling oats in a coffee grinder)
½ cup of whole oats
½ tsp of baking powder
¼ cup of dried cranberries
4 Tbsp of coconut oil
2 Tbsp of honey
Pre-heat the oven to 180C
Mix together the oat flour, oats, baking powder and dried cranberries.
Melt the coconut oil and beat in the honey and egg.
Mix wet and dry ingredients.
Shape into about 16 balls and flatten onto a greased baking tray.
Turn the oven down to 140C, and bake for 20 minutes.
I’ve been putting these into lunchboxes, keeping them in the beach bag as after swim snacks, dishing them out as a breakfast on the run, serving with a pot of yoghurt for dunking, and handing them out as a mid-afternoon snack.
There’s nothing better than a treat that’s not just not-that-bad-for-you, but is actually really good for you!
Other filling ideas
You can add up to about ½ cup of filling, so try any combination of these:
Add macadamias or almonds to the cranberries
Swop cranberries for dried pear, fig, blueberries, apricot, peach, mango or chopped dates.
These combos work well: pear & almond, apricot & cashew, date and pumpkin seed, and fig & sunflower seed
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