A couple years ago I used to make rolled oat peanut butter balls for my kids. I decided to try to make them with almond butter and see how they turned out. They are a nice, not to sweet treat. They taste like granola and I think they would be even better with a few dates or raisins and cacao nibs in the mix too. Yum!
These are not raw since rolled oats are not raw. They have been heated to high temps to flatten and then cut them. That is why I am not an oatmeal fan…it has been cooked not once, but twice. I have my doubts that there is even any nutrition left at that point. If you want to make these completely raw you need oat groats, plain or steel cut. I thought the texture would be kind of bizarre with oat groats so I went with rolled oats.
Recipe: 2 1/2 C Oats, 1 C nut butter, 1/2 C ground flax seeds, 1/2 cup coconut sugar or honey, 1/2 cup dried coconut, 2 T carob powder. Optional: 1/8 C dates or raisins, chopped. 1/8 C Cacao nibs or carob chips.
Mix together and roll into balls with your hands. You may need to wash your hands 2-3 times before you get them all rolled, as sticky hands make it very hard to roll them. Refrigerate these and they are good to go. One butter ball makes a quick on-the-go snack!