Oatmeal Energy Bites

This is a recipe that I ran across, tried, and improved upon. Sorry I don’t have the link to the original but you can get the gist. It makes about 20 balls and they are 85 calories, 8 g carbs, 5 g fat and 3 g protein each. And they are very tasty. After they have sat in the fridge overnight I put them in a resealable container and snack on them here and there. Very tasty.

Ingredients

1 cup old fashioned or rolled oats

1/4 cup flax seed meal

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 Tablespoon honey

Mix everything together. Shape into a ball about the size of a cherry tomato. Set on a plate uncovered in the fridge over night. Eat. Yum. 😉

Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever!

These are my favorite since I can add pretty much anything I want. Today it was dried raisins and cranberries and fresh nectarine….very yummy!

Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever

1/4 cup butter or vegatable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1 large nectarine finely diced

Heat oven to 375. Cream together butter, apple sauce and sugar. Mix in egg and cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Mix in baking powder and soda. Mix in flour and oats. Mix in cranberries, raisins and nectarine. Spoon out onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are light brown.