We are eating a lot of these at the moment. My three year old absolutely loves them and they are totally passing as a treat. I’m thrilled he is enjoying them because they are made of only 3 ingredients that provide anti-oxidants, fibre and sustained energy: oats, banana and raw cacao powder. These are nut-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. I love eating these myself due to the smooth, cookie dough-esque texture.
I recently visited a friend who’s son has allergies to dairy, nuts and soy. I saw that it was a struggle for her to find snacks for him. So many products have these ingredients. And when you start looking at the product labels you notice how many other preservatives and additives there can be in store bought food.
Most schools and day cares are now nut free, so treats like these are great for lunch boxes. I’ve also started experimenting with sunflower seed butter in recipes, replacing anything that calls for peanut butter with it. Its delicious! It is very similar to peanut butter, both in taste and texture. Here is my recipe for sunflower seed butter and here is a recipe for Sun Butter Cookies from Trader Joe’s.
Also try these scrumptious Rhubarb Crumble Muffins for another guilt free treat: gluten free, no nuts or refined sugar.
- 1 cup of oats
- 2 over-ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- In a blender or food processor, blitz the oats until very fine, like a powder.
- Add the banana blend until smooth.
- Add the cacao powder and pinch salt. Blend 10 seconds to bring together.
- Form into small balls and let firm up in the fridge for 20 minutes before eating.