Easy Choc Peanut Oat Bites

April 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’m a breastfeeding mum, which to my mind means I’m allowed to eat crazy amounts of crazy food whatever crazy time of the day I feel like. A 9am craving for chocolate pudding? Why not! Midday muesli? Sure! 10pm peanut butter chocolate desires? Hmm, maybe. Except I’m too lazy to clean anything more than a dish, and I don’t want to wake the kids by using any noisy equipment.

Problem solved. May I present to you: oaty chocolate peanut butter maple bites, where all of your cravings come together in one easy mash-up.

You’re welcome.

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Easy Choc Oat Bites (vegan, gluten free if using gluten free oats)
1/2 cup jumbo oats
1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter (can sub almond butter if you prefer)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp nutritional yeast (optional, but makes it awesome)
1 tsp coconut oil or coconut butter (also optional, but makes it set better)
Pinch salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork. You may need to adjust amounts slightly depending on how oily or dry your peanut butter is (too oily, add more oats, too dry, add more peanut butter or maple syrup). Pop in fridge to harden a little, then roll into balls and set for 10 minutes to half an hour in freezer.
For a vanilla version, omit cacao and add 1 tsp vanilla paste.

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