I was inspired by a quick recipe I saw on Keeley McQuire’s blog and made an adapted batch for Alistaire to nibble on. Turned out everyone else liked them just as much…..even the Teen. But first I had to lure the littlest back inside to enjoy a snack made just for him!
Being that they didn’t need a food processor, I had them ready in under 10 minutes (most of which was Walker trying to help me….)
One thing I changed was using 1-minute quick oats instead of rolled oats. The texture is finer and easier for Alistaire to chew.
- ½ cup quick cooking oats (1-minute)
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup Dried Cherries
- ¼ cup Sunbutter creamy
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 Tbsp organic powdered sugar
Mix the oats through honey together in a medium mixing bowl. Make balls with a 1 Tablespoon Disher, packing tightly with hands and rolling into balls.
Add powdered sugar to a shallow bowl, roll balls in sugar. Store balls in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.
Makes about 14 balls.
You can make your own oat flour easy enough. Grind oats in a mini food chopper or blender.
Read powdered sugar labels. Some contain tapioca starch, others cornstarch. I have good luck with Wholesome Sweeteners organic.
I tried out a new-to-me honey in this recipe, Golden Blossom Honey:
I had received samples of it recently, the Sunballs were its first use. Taste wise? Clear, mellow, fruity. It wasn’t what I was expecting from commercial honey (I am not a fan of most honey-bear honey found in stores. It is often so intensely sweet it isn’t palatable) I would put Golden Blossom Honey in the “I’d have it in tea” category, meaning I liked it quite a bit. And to my Mother In-Law (who I know will read this!), it is sold in Florida. You need to pick me up some 😉