Almond butter, whole grain flakes, and lots of seeds combine to make a healthy, high protein snack.
My husband loves a certain brand of protein bars. Some days he will eat two or three of the disgusting things. I avoid them for a couple of reasons; they all taste the same and they all are very high in sugar. His blood sugar is just fine, mine isn’t always, so I knew when I found a low sugar almond butter bar that tasted great, that I wanted to re-create it. Luckily grand-daughter #1 was here last week and we had a full day of cooking. She helped me put these tasty “bites” together.
- ¾ cup almond butter
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp flaxseeds
- ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
- 1 cup 9 grain cereal flakes
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- ½ cup sliced, chopped almonds
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. If the mixture is too loose and sticky, place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Form mixture into small balls or discs. Set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
- The bites are better on day 2, after the cereal flakes have had time to soften.
- Rolled oats or rye flakes could be used instead of or along with the 9 grain flakes.
- These bites are high in protein and fiber, but won’t send your blood sugar surging. They are a great afternoon snack for kids and adults.
What are your favorite afternoon snack ideas?