The following post is from Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner:
Over a year ago, our family adopted a gluten-free lifestyle due to health issues of my daughter. I had a very hard time finding breakfast foods for us to eat that didn’t include wheat.
(I’ve since discovered a nice variety of gluten-free foods for us to eat for breakfast. Now lunch? That’s a different story!)
A dear friend of mine sent me the recipe for Homemade Energy Balls and I haven’t looked back!
Easy Breakfast: Homemade Energy Balls
Homemade Energy Balls are a perfect breakfast for my children: they’re filling, packed with protein and fiber, and the kids can get them out of the container themselves (a plus for when mom gets up late!).
While the ingredients in this recipe are not the cheapest, it is a very hearty breakfast and my children rarely ask for a snack mid-morning.
Energy Balls are a healthy breakfast that my children beg me to make! However, I only make them around once every 3 weeks so we don’t grow tired of them.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup coconut
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup ground flax seed
- ¼ cup honey or 100% maple syrup
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Using a hand or stand mixer, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Then roll into 1" diameter balls.
- Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week.
- If you'd prefer, you can press the mixture into a small flat pan. Cut into squares with a thin, sharp knife after being refrigerated for several hours.
Note: I usually quadruple this recipe and then press the mixture into a 9 x 13″ glass dish. If you more than double this recipe, you’ll need to use a stand mixer when combining the ingredients.
|Lauren Hill is a happy wife and homeschooling mama to 4 little people, ages 8 to 3. In her spare time (ha!) she creates worksheets and printables for Pre-K to 2nd Graders on a variety of topics. You can follow Lauren and download all of her latest printable goodies by following her on Google + and Pinterest, where she pins daily!|
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