This recipe went over so well, I decided to repost here, from my personal blog, Gazing In -
I was inspired by a quick recipe I saw on Keeley McQuire’s blog and made an adapted batch for Alistaire (our youngest and our allergy-boy) to nibble on. Turned out everyone else liked them just as much…..even the Teen (Ford). But first I had to lure the littlest back inside to enjoy a snack made just for him!
Being that they didn’t need a food processor, I had them ready in under 10 minutes (most of which was Walker trying to help me….)
One thing I changed was using 1-minute quick oats instead of rolled oats. The texture is finer and easier for Alistaire to chew.
- ½ cup quick cooking oats (1-minute)
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup Dried Cherries
- ¼ cup Sunbutter creamy
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 Tbsp organic powdered sugar
Mix the oats through honey together in a medium mixing bowl. Make balls with a 1 Tablespoon Disher, packing tightly with hands and rolling into balls.
Add powdered sugar to a shallow bowl, roll balls in sugar. Store balls in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.
To carry on trail, carry balls in a freezer bag, rolled up, protected from crushing.
Makes about 14 balls.
You can make your own oat flour easy enough. Grind oats in a mini food chopper or blender.
Read powdered sugar labels. Some contain tapioca starch, others cornstarch. I have good luck with Wholesome Sweeteners organic.
I tried out a new-to-me honey in this recipe, Golden Blossom Honey:
I had received samples of it recently, the Sunballs were its first use. Taste wise? Clear, mellow, fruity. It wasn’t what I was expecting from commercial honey (I am not a fan of most honey-bear honey found in stores. It is often so intensely sweet it isn’t palatable) I would put Golden Blossom Honey in the “I’d have it in tea” category, meaning I liked it quite a bit.