Our kids are getting to the age now where we are getting home from school and racing out again to other activities – so afternoon tea needs to be quick and give them a good energy boost! These are a great snack for little people on the go … and for their Mumma too!
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 150g Free Nut Butter
- 100g Agave syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 20g chia meal
- 2 cups GF rolled oats
- 1 cup puffed rice
- 50g rolled quinoa
You can find my recipe for homemade Free Nut Butter here: https://itchinkitchen.com/2015/01/22/nut-butter-substitute-free-nut-butter/
Use a food processor to blitz the dates, then place in a large saucepan together with the Free Nut Butter, agave, vanilla and spice. Melt all ingredients together over a gentle heat.
Return mixture to the food processor and add oats, chia and quinoa. Process until oats are finely chopped and mixed well.
Add puffed rice and pulse until combined (but not finely chopped)
Roll a teaspoonful of the mixture into a ball and store in airtight container in the fridge .
Makes about 30.
For a Thermal cooker (TMX, Bellini etc):
Blitz dates and Free Nut Butter on speed 9 for 10 seconds.
Scrape down sides and cook on 1ooC at speed 3 for 2 minutes.
Add vanilla, agave and spices and cook again on 100C at speed 3 for 1 minute.
Add oats, chia and quinoa and process on speed 7 for 20 seconds.
Add rice and process on speed 4 for about 10 seconds.