These yummy snacks are perfect for the busy day when a sit-down meal seems impossible. Bonus! The ingredients (oats, chia seed, and flaxseed) are known to boost milk production for lactating mamas. These are not meant for Littles, but the older kids will enjoy.
This easy recipe can be made in 5 minutes, the hard part is waiting for them to freeze. When I make them I often find myself eating a spoonful or two before they make it to the freezer. It’s also delicious as a topping on vegan yogurt.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
10 oz peanut butter (can substitute for other nut butters)
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients and mix well. The goal is for the mixture to be sticky enough to shape into balls. Sometimes I need more agave or peanut butter to hold the dry ingredients together. Roll mixture into small balls (1″) and place on cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour. Enjoy! Store them in the freezer. These were a life saver for me with our newborn.
Raising Vegan tip- Chia seeds are a superfood, which provide protein, omega-3, and fiber. They also provide nutrients used by baby for healthy brain development.