Protein Oat Goodies

I don’t know what to call this.  A granola bar, protein bite, power ball, a healthy snack….it’s good and you can shape it pretty much anyway you want to; so I’m going with a Goodie.  This goodie is jam packed with good-for-you goodness!  These are no bake, easy to make and, best of all, your kiddos can help you make them!

This recipe uses nut butter; I made mine with almond butter.  The consistency of nut butters varies from brand, quality and nut.  Almond butter is a little more thick than peanut butter.  Organic peanut butter is more thick than conventional peanut butter.  Cashew butter is completely different all together.  So put your big-kid pants on and play with the batter a little bit if the texture is not right.  If you end up with batter that is too wet, add some more oats or flax seeds, you could even add wheat germ.  If it’s too dry, add a little more applesauce or honey.

Protein Oat Goodies

  • 3/4 cup Almond Butter (any kind of nut butter will work)
  • 1 3/4 cup Oats
  • 3/4 cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Combine all the ingredients, cover and let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.  Roll into balls or flatten on parchment paper and use cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes.  Like hearts for Valentine’s Day.  

Hey Honey, How you doin’?

Mix it up and into the fridge it goes.

Make’ em and shape ‘em.

Yummy yummy in my tummy!

Whitney

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11 comments


  1. What a cute idea with the hearts! These are healthy and look absolutely delicious! My daughter is just getting to the age where she will hang out with me in the kitchen. I wonder if she’d be up for rolling some of these. Fun!

  2. c

    Wow what a goodie. This recipe is just want I was looking for today! Delicious. Come on over and visit. We have a great quinoa recipe today.

  3. Delicious! I love baking in the kitchen with my kids – they will have a lot of fun with this recipe! Thanks!
    ~Rebecca

  4. Anne McNail

    How do you make nut butter? What is Chia seeds? Interested because grandaughter has allergy to milk and milk products.

    • Whitney

      Chia Seeds are little seeds that are packed with omega 3′s, fiber and antioxidants! They are wonderful sprinkled on salads and cereal or added to smoothies or freezer pops. http://squashblossombabies.com/2011/07/14/chia-freezer-pops/
      You can buy almost any kind of nut butter or if you have access to good quality nuts and a good blender/food processor you can make your own. Just blend the nut of your choice….peanuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, etc.

  5. Anne McNail

    6 year old with new allergy to milk and milk products has been a huge challange. At her age she is pickey and don’t like substitutes we’ve tried. How do you make nut butter and what is chia seeds?

  6. Yummy yummy and yummy!! Honey I love to eat protein oat goodies and my kids also. I think it’s a very good quality food. Thanks for the recipe darling.

  7. What a great snack! And I heart the heart shaped ones! :D

  8. This is so addictive (in a good way)! I substituted raisins for choc chips, it was yummy!

  9. Christine

    These are so great! I also added a little Coconut Flakes to mine :) . THANKS WHITNEY!

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