Gluten Free Oat Balls

Gluten Free Oat Balls

You know you have a good friend when she reads about you going gluten free on line and when you meet her for lunch, she shows up with gorgeously made gluten free goodies. Mia Brown, who has written for SPC before, is the mother of 3 active boys and married to another. I just look at her posts on facebook and I feel tired.

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There’s a lot of roller coasters, hang gliding, tough mudder races, street hockey, magic shows, cannon balls and just plain chaos, all of which is chronicled in her hilarious comments and photos.  The fact that she whips up home made goodness just makes her more awesome than most of us.

Mia showed up for our lunch date with her almond butter oat balls, which my son swiftly renamed Goat Balls. What can I say? It stuck. The good news is they take about 8 minutes to make. But what I like most about these goat balls is that they are a super healthy, protein packed snack to hand a kid right before swimming, gymnastics, a bike ride or trip to the park. And holy goat balls, the ingredient list is one superfood followed by the next. This snack is a triple threat: delicious, healthy and gluten free!  And her granola! Oh my … so good, but that’s another story.

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Gluten Free Oat Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 smooth almond butter
  • 1/3 cup milled chia
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsps maple syrup

Method

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Knead together with your hands then form into balls and refrigerate.

Super food super easy!

 

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1 Comment

  1. Charlotte
    April 05, 18:48 Reply

    Yum! These reminded me of some non-back cookies I made as a I kid, will try them for sure!

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