Oat and seed balls

oat and seed balls

The kids return to school at the end of this week and I return to making food for the lunch boxes! It has certainly been a nice break from the regular routine.

These school lunch box friendly balls have the lovely sweetness of honey and are packed with goodness from the oats and seeds.

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I used tahini with the honey, but you could use nut butters if your school allows it.

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The trick to forming the balls is to have wet hands and to use a decent amount of the mixture.

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They make a lovely sweet treat for the lunch boxes.

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Oat and seed balls
 
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Recipe type: Lunch box
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cups chia seeds
  • ½ cup pepitas (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup Pureharvest raw honey
  • ¼ Pureharvest tahini
Method:
  1. Add oats, coconut, chia seeds and pepitas into a large bowl.
  2. In a small microwavable bowl add honey and tahini. Heat on high for 20 - 30 seconds and then stir so it combines well.
  3. Pour the honey mix onto the dry ingredients and combine well.
  4. Allow mixture to set a little in the fridge (about 30 minutes).
  5. Once the mixture has chilled, roll into balls. Wet your hands, then using around a heaped tablespoon of mixture, roll it into a ball, squeezing tightly to form the shape. It is harder to make the balls with less mixture, so use more if you are having trouble.
  6. Once all the balls are made they need to be chilled for at least a couple of hours before they are ready. Alternatively if you are not going to eat them straight away you can pack them into a freezer container and pop them straight into the freezer. Then just get them out as you need them.
  7. Makes around 32 - 36 balls.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Two of mine go back tomorrow and the teens go back on Wednesday. Another year with three schools… and this will be the last year that all four are at school.

    I must try these and see if the kids would eat them… I need to restructure their eating habits somewhat after too much junky stuff over summer…. at least they do eat a heap of fruit in amongst the less healthy stuff.

    To prepare for the term starting, I made carrot and zucchini break today… but my daughter then made a coronary-inducing white chocolate cake, and I suspect they’ll be having the rest of that in their lunch boxes tomorrow!

  2. Anita says

    It was far too hard to shape these into balls and I was accidentally spreading the mixture all over my hnads and the kitchen while trying to do so. It also tasted too dry. I ended up adding 2 beaten eggs and some melted butter, putting it in a slice tin and baking it for 15 minutes. Then i cut it into squares while warm and removed it from the tray when cooler. They are a bit crumbly but taste good!