Recipes

Easy No-Bake Energy “Truffles”

Because I like the sound of “Energy Truffles” more than “Energy Balls.” :)

No-Bake Energy Truffles by MixedMethod

These things are a great go-to snack when you need an extra kick, especially at breakfast time or before and/or after a workout. They’re packed with fiber and protein, and lots of other nutrients. I’ll usually eat one after a gym workout, before heading in to work for the day (did I tell you D and I joined a gym? We did).

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar (can substitute honey)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Energy Ball Ingredients

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Be sure to mix thoroughly – it might take a few minutes. You should end up with a nice dough that you can easily form into small balls. Using a large spoon or cookie scoop, spoon out tablespoon sized amounts of dough and roll into balls. I like to chill mine in the fridge for a few minutes so that they firm up. Then, they’re ready to eat! Makes about a dozen “truffles.”

Coconut Truffles

If your “dough” is too gooey, add a bit more of the quick oats. If it’s too dry, add more coconut oil. If you’d like more or less sweetness, add more or less agave. You get the idea. Enjoy!

Energy Balls or Energy Truffles

*recipe adapted from youmefit.com

kimberly

Recipes

Homemade Granola

I’ve always wanted to try making my own granola. I guess for some reason I always thought it would be a lot of work? It’s not. It’s so easy.  My friend Anna makes great granola and I thought of her while baking this. I found a basic recipe, made a few adjustments and came out with a yummy end result.

Homemade Granola

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)

Easy Granola

To Make:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Spread onto a greased or parchment paper lined jellyroll pan. Heat in oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown – check and stir every 5 or so minutes. When golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in an air-tight container.

Easy Baked Granola

I kept it pretty simple, but there’s tons of stuff you could add to it: different nuts (peacans or almonds, maybe?), craisins, flax seeds, CHOCOLATE CHIPS?! After it comes out of the oven, of course.  I’m also thinking about using coconut oil instead of the canola oil, next time around might be good. And of course, I made this good-for-you-granola and immediately put it on some ice cream…

Granola on Ice Cream

But it’s also good on yogurt and fruit salad. :)

Granola on Yogurt

Let me know if you try it, what you put in it, or what you put it on!

kimberly