I love to have “breakfast balls” on hand for my kid when I’m in a rush and/or the morning caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet. I’m all about those easy, keep in the fridge recipes that you can just grab and go.
OMG you are going to love these bliss balls! They taste like nutter butter cookies! You know, those addictive peanut shaped sandwich cookies? So. Freaking. Good.
This is an easy 5 minute recipe that makes for a perfect snack any time of day. I usually save making these for when I get Nolan down for his morning nap to give Caleb some special mommy-and-me time.
Aaaand it keeps him preoccupied and quiet for approximately 5 minutes so I can guarantee Nolan will get at least 5 minutes of nap before a dinosaur “accidentally” roars too loud. It wasn’t me, mommy. It was the dinosaur.
I love that these balls are made from three simple, clean ingredients. Generally I save this as a treat for Caleb because dates are higher glycemic and tend to spike Jaryd’s blood sugars. Plus, I think Caleb loves that he gets to help make his own special treat.
Here’s how our little activity goes. Me: “Caleb, want to help me in the kitchen? Do you want to make something yummy?” Caleb: “Yes! Sure! Help mommy in the chitchen.” Pitter patter into the kicthen.
I have memories of being a little girl and helping my mom bake in the kicthen. She would pull the door of the dishwasher down and use it as a surface to put the mixing bowl on so I could pour and mix on it there. Genius really because it’s the perfect level for a kid, and when there’s a mess on the inside dishwasher door, you just close it and it goes away the next time you run the dishwasher. Instinctively, when Caleb began helping me in the kitchen, this was our go to spot.
This is so so simple, let’s make some Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bliss Balls:
Place all three ingredients into the food processor and process to combine for about 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula and continue to process again for five seconds until it balls up.
I use a cookie scooper to scoop 12 mounds onto a piece of parchment paper. Then, roll them in between your hands to smooth them out. Store in fridge.
- 1 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- Place all three ingredients into the food processor and process to combine for about 10 seconds.
- Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula and continue to process again for five seconds until it balls up.
- I use a cookie scooper to scoop 12 mounds onto a piece of parchment paper.
- Then, roll them in between your hands to smooth them out. Store in fridge.