This summer has meant lots of adventuring. In between visits to the splash park, the pool and road trips, our schedule has been really mixed up. And Henry’s meals and snacks have often been on the go. Which can be a challenge when I’m trying to feed him healthy options.
These coconut granola bars are so stinking good for Henry and our entire family – and they are a yummy on-the-go option for breakfast and snacks. (Plus they are great for home, too.) They are also perfect for summer, because there’s no baking involved and they keep well in the fridge or freezer.
The best part? Even though Henry calls them cookies, they are a relatively healthy option. And, NO BAKING? I’m calling that a mom win, folks.
Coconut granola bites
(Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
- Refrigerate mixture for about an hour until chilled.
- Roll into tablespoon-size balls and drop on a lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and then serve or freeze in a freezer bag.
When I was eating the coconut bites (by the dozen), I found that they are the perfect complement to Silk Almond Coconut Blend. I’m not usually a big milk drinker, but the almond milk is a a healthy pairing and the coconut flavor is perfect with the bites.
And it’s a good way for this momma to get all that extra calcium, protein, fiber and vitamin E.
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