1 cup oats (use gluten-free oats such as Bob's Red Mill)
¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons dried raisins
¼ cup sunflower seeds
Wax or parchment paper
DirectionsAdd the oats and coconut to the bowl of a food processor (or blender) and process until coarsely chopped.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Scoop mixture out into 1 tablespoon balls and place on a wax paper lined sheet pan. Freeze for about 30 minutes, then place into a container and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Yield: 15 servings (serving size: 2 bites)
Nutrient Breakdown: Calories 180, Fat 12g (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrate 14g (6g added sugar), Fiber 3g, Protein 6g.
Percent Daily Value: 4% Iron, 2% Calcium
Diabetes Exchanges: 1 high fat protein, 1 “healthy” fat