Homemade Energy Bites - for pregnancy and postpartum.
Aren't they lovely and tasty looking? :) I whipped up a batch today to take to a friend who recently had a baby. I found the recipe while looking for postpartum meals. These would also be great to make up for pregnancy and for those middle of the night breast feeding or pumping sessions. The recipe would double and triple quite well as long as you had a large enough bowl. Make up a bunch for pregnancy and beyond!
I found the recipe on moneysavingmom website and tweaked it. The following is what I did (I will also post the original recipe at the end).
2 cups oatmeal
1 heaping cup peanut butter
1/3 heaping cup honey
1 1/4 cups coconut flakes
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls. (I found this harder to do than it should have been! :)
To freeze: Place energy bites on a cookie sheet and freeze for one to two hours. Remove from cookie sheet and place in an airtight container.
To serve: Remove desired number of energy bites and thaw at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes. Can also warm for 30 seconds or so in the microwave. Or, just eat straight out of the freezer.
Original recipe here
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