With a tasty blend of fruit, oats and family-favourite spices, these protein-packed snacks are great for a breakfast booster, snack on the go, or to enhance the nutritional quotient of anyone’s lunchbox. Best of all, they’re no-bake, so they’re easy and quick to prepare and you can tuck a big batch in the freezer. Why not fuel those busy days with a homemade, healthy snack that offers protein and fibre with just a touch of sweetness?
These yummy bites really do taste as delicious as apple pie, and are so much better for you and your family than reaching for packaged, processed foods.
1/4 cup (60 mL) almond, cashew or soy butter
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) vanilla extract
3 tablespoons (45 mL) honey
1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) powdered ginger
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 mL) salt
3/4 cup (175 mL) quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
1 tablespoon (15 mL) chopped cashews, walnuts or pecans
1 tablespoon (15 mL) finely chopped dried cranberries
1 tablespoon (15 mL) finely chopped pitted dates
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped dried apple
Makes 1 dozen energy bites; recipe can easily be multiplied.