Monday, January 16, 2012

Breakfast Energy Bites (sugar free & low carb!)

Don't you just love a healthy snack that tastes good too!? These are perfect for a little boost of energy anytime of day! They will not only suffice your hunger... they will leave you satisfied for hours! Happy healthy eating!

1/2 cup rolled oats
 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
 1/4 cup nut butter (use any kind you like. Peanut, almond, hazelnut..the choice is yours!)
 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
 3 tbsp raisins (any dried fruit will work)
 pinch of salt
1 tbsp vital wheat gluten 
 1 tbsp oat flour
 1 tbsp wheat germ
2 tbsp whey protein (I used vanilla flavored)
 1/2 tbsp flax seeds
 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds 
 (I love the texture of all of the seeds but you can use whatever seeds you like or omit them all together)
 1 tbsp sugar substitute (brown sugar substitute would be especially good!)

 Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl & taste for any flavor adjustments...more salt? more cinnamon? Got another taste in mind? Give it a try! Drop 1 tbsp size chunks (chunks?) onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake @ 350 for about 14 minutes. Store in ziploc bag in fridge for up to 1 week. 
 Yield: 1 dozen

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