These little bites are the perfect way to ward off the ‘hangries’ when the kids get home from school (or, ahem, for me, when I need ‘something’ with my morning cuppa!).
These are just barely sweet, so if you are a sweet tooth you might like to boost the amount of date paste/sugar.
- 150g rolled oats
- 80g vegan butter/butter
- 40g Sunflower seed butter/other nut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 60g date paste OR coconut sugar
- 100g mixed seed/nut meal (I use my Real Protein Powder)
Blitz oats until you have an oat flour (Speed 7, 8 seconds), then set aside.
Mix together the butter, seed butter, vanilla, date paste(or sugar) and mix over gentle heat until melted and well combined (Speed 2, 100C, 2 mins).
Add in the oat flour and nut/seed meal and mix until well combined (Speed 4, 10 secs).
Roll teaspoons of mix into a ball and press down onto a lined baking tray with a fork.
Place into a preheated moderate oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool for a few minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack.
Makes about 20. Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
*If you want to pop these in lunchboxes, make sure you follow the nut free version of the protein powder.