At a Glance

Prep
10 mins. to 15 mins.
Bake
Total
15 mins. to 20 mins.
Yield
approximately 2 dozen
It doesn't take much energy at all to mix together the ingredients for these bite-sized treats. A nut butter for binding, a little honey for sweetness, dried milk for protein and your favorite blend of mix-ins. Breakfast on the go will be a snap with these in the house.
Volume Ounces Grams

Basic dough

  • 3/4 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, sunflower)
  • 1 cup rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dried whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix-ins (use 2 cups total)

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or poppy seeds
  • unsweetened coconut, toasted or untoasted
  • mini chocolate chips
  • diced dried fruits (our Fruitcake Fruit Blend is excellent here)
  • ground nuts
  • wheat or oat bran
  • crushed cookies or graham cracker crumbs
  • sunflower or pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the nut butter, oats, honey, dry milk and vanilla.
  2. Using 2 cups total as your guideline, add in your mix-ins. If you are using chia seeds or poppy seeds, use only about 1 tablespoon as part of your mix-ins. Chia seeds especially can cause gastric distress if consumed in too large a quantity.
  3. Use your hands to blend and mix together all the ingredients. If the mixture is a bit dry, you can add more honey; add more oats if the mixture is a bit too sticky. This "recipe" is very flexible; consider it simply a starting point.
  4. Using your hands, two spoons or a tablespoon cookie scoop, portion the dough out to the size of ping-pong balls. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan to rest and firm up for about 20 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. These are great for breakfast with a glass of milk or juice.
  6. Yield: Approximately 2 dozen bites.

Tips from our bakers

  • Want a boost of chocolate? Try adding 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to your base mix along with the nut butter.