My kids love them. I love them. My husband loves them. I’m excited to have found something yummy that will fit in the cookie category for this summer, but without heating the house up so much by baking.
It was so funny, when I got them out to share with the kids, Miss Magoo was excited to try the Granola Bites. Little Man took one look at them and said, “The Muffin Man!” I have no idea why, but that’s what he has named them. He will go to the fridge and ask me for the Muffin Man, and start giggling at how funny he is!
So here’s what I came up with to make these granola bites:
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup flax seed
- 1 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Measure oats, salt, cinnamon, and flax seed in a food processor. Pulse until combined. (If you don't have a food processor, just mix the ingredients together in a bowl-- I just used the food processor because I wanted these to turn out less chunky.)
Add coconut, peanut butter, and honey, and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
Put in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then roll into small balls (I used a small ice cream scoop, then rolled them between my palms).
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.
I can’t wait to try these again- they were really good. I’m thinking I might try using Craisins or chopped dried fruit in place of the chocolate chips to make them even healthier. These seem like you could change up a lot of the ingredients to make them more of what you and your family like- and I love changing recipes up! In fact, I ended up making these into super yummy Almond Joy Granola Bites with Nutella!
Have you tried making any of these types of recipes? If so, what have you found that was good, and what have you changed in the recipes?
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