I love peanut butter and granola. In fact, whenever I make any sort of peanut butter/granola concoction I eat it all up in a day. It can be dangerous. Good thing these can be made as clean or dirty as you want! Just omit or add anything you prefer to make your balls healthier (uh… that didn’t come out right). Anyway, that’s the beauty of this recipe. They can even be made gluten/dairy free (which I did). Also, if you prefer more of one ingredient, feel free to add more and compensate by increasing the honey or PB or use less of another ingredient to keep the texture right. I’ve seen several recipes like this posted online, but decided to make my own because they are all basically the same and there is no exact science to it. You could do the same, but here is my version to do with what you will. Fyi, these make a fast and tasty breakfast!
Peanut Butter Granola Balls
Recipe by Angela Atkins
1 cup (dry) oatmeal
1/4 cup carob or chocolate chips (optional
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup almond butter (or use all PB)
1/4 cup flax seed
1/4 cup rice krispies
1/2 cup honey or agave
1/4 cup flaked coconut (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla
1. In large bowl, mix all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
2. Roll into 1 inch balls and place in refrigerator to chill for half an hour.
3. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.