A trail treat that tastes like a no-bake cookie? Really! This is my current favorite homemade snack and breakfast. Are you an athlete? This is for you, too! I’ve been training for a full Ironman, and I’m hungry all the time for foods that deliver both in taste and nutrition. I found a recipe similar to this online and then adapted it based on my own personal preferences. That’s one of the cool things about this recipe: you can perfect it for your own palette!
Why is it woman-friendly? It’s very high in iron and is a solid protein source. You can also add in flax or chia for Omega 3s. Plus, there’s chocolate in these snacks! Of course, ANYONE can eat these! And I promise you’ll love them if you love no-bakes!
Three-Minute Molasses Balls
Three minutes to make and three seconds to devour!
2/3 cup of PB of your choice (yes, you can use other nut butters)
1 cup – 1 1/3 of instant oatmeal, regular or steel-cut (sometimes I need more than 1 cup)
3 Tablespoons of real maple syrup
3 Tablespoons of black strap molasses
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle of sea salt
1 Teaspoon of real vanilla (optional)
1/2 – 1 cup of chocolate chips of your choice (I also like sea salt caramel chips), dried fruit, flax seeds, or chia seeds. If you don’t add anything, you’ll probably need more oatmeal.
Mix all together in a bowl. Roll into balls or something the size of a breakfast bar. Refrigerate. Freeze the night before if going on a hike or trip where you know the temperatures will be hot.