Thursday, April 28, 2016

Peanut Butter Bites

Are you getting enough protein everyday? Protein is super important for our bodies. Protein helps us to have strong muscles and repair tissues. Often times it can be hard to get children to eat protein sources. Children tend to go for the carbs like bread, crackers, rice. I recently made these Peanut Butter Bites in a after school class and the children LOVED them! Make a few and put the rest in the freezer. That way you have some on hand for whenever your children want some.
Ingredients
¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¼ cup chopped peanuts or other gluten-free (chocolate chips, raisins, etc.)
¾ cup natural, unsalted peanut butter (mine is liquidy)*
¼ cup pure maple syrup

Directions
In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients: coconut, oats, flax and peanuts. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: peanut butter and maple syrup
Pour wet mixture over dry mixture. Using a sturdy spatula, fold together until well incorporated.
Scoop mixture into your hands and roll into bites. I like my bites to be about 1 ½ tablespoons. If the mixture is too dry, add in a bit more maple syrup and peanut butter.

 

 


6 comments :

  1. They sound amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  2. Great recipe! Is there a good substitute for the shredded coconut if you are not a fan of the flavor?

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    1. I don't have a substitute for shredded coconut. I just add in more chopped nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts) because that is what I like! If anyone has ideas please share!

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  3. Thanks for the Tip Bri! I'll try making them with extra chopped nuts.

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