GINGER OAT BITES

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This recipe was inspired by a more complicated version from a gluten free cookbook.  I’m all about making recipes simple, easy and healthy!  These little raw bites are perfect for a pre-workout snack or anytime you crave something sweet – and the kids love them too happy

Makes 12 balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup organic almonds, raw or toasted
2/3 cup organic raw walnuts
2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
4 teaspoons ground flax seeds*
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger**
3 Tablepoons organic maple syrup
1 Tablespoon almond milk
Organic shredded coconut (optional)

Putting it all together:

  • Combine almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon, cloves, ground flax seeds and ginger in a food processor. Process until looks like coarse crumbs and then add the ginger, maple syrup and almond milk until the mixture sticks together and looks relatively smooth.
  • Roll into balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Optional: roll balls in organic shredded coconut
  • Can be eaten right away or chilled in the fridge. Keeps for approximately one week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes:

* Flax seeds are best and retain their nutritional value when purchased whole and ground up as needed.  The best way to do this is with a simple inexpensive coffee grinder like this one.  Keep whole or freshly ground flax seeds in the freezer for freshness.

**Use this handy tool for the easiest way to grate fresh ginger.  Ground ginger spice will not give this recipe the same great flavor.