- 2 cups oatmeal (I used gluten free)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey (I used raw honey)
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp salt
I took her instructions a little out of order because I've made enough homemade granola bars to know it's almost impossible to mix room temperature peanut butter with oats.
Mix the oats, honey, mashed banana, salt and vanilla in a bowl.
Add the oats and chocolate chips. (I didn't do my banana in the first step - trust me, do it in the first step!)
Mix until well combined. Put in the freezer for AT LEAST 30 minutes. But don't freeze it all the way!
I used my 21 Day Fix yellow container, and made 4 balls for each yellow. The last batch only had enough for 3. Make them whatever size you want, though! The ones above are about ping pong ball sized.
Lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze. Keep in a ziplock in the freezer - because otherwise they are going to be a soft mess! Pull out a few and let them thaw just a few minutes before eating.
RP Servings: depends!
21 Day Fix as prepared: 4 balls is 1 yellow, 2 tsp
These are good. I'm not totally sure they're worth the effort, but now that they're ready and in the freezer, it's nice to know I have something for a slightly sweet snack or an on-the-go breakfast. Once they're firmer and cold, they're tastier than the dough at room temperature.
You can sub in or modify pretty much anything. The list from the original recipe:
- removing the banana, or adding another (NOTE: if you add another, they will FALL APART!)
- replacing the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, mint chips, or other type of chocolate
- adding raisins or cranberries
- adding chopped nuts
- using chunky peanut butter