I’m going to call these “healthy” because they have lots of things that are relatively good for you and only one thing that you could probably live without if you had to. Brown sugar. Not a ton, just enough to add a little sweetness, and I love the molasses flavor it provides.
There seems to be an outright war against sugar these days. But trust me, I won’t go down without a fight.
*Makes about 20 or so snack bites.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Cups Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Puree (you can make your own, I used organic canned)
1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed
2 Tablespoons Amaranth Grain
1/3 Cup Sweetened Coconut
1/3 Cup Raw Sliced Almonds
1/3 Cup Walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 Bar, about 1 1/2 ounces, 70% Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 Cup Dried Berries and Cherries, chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Measure all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well until all ingredients are moist and fully incorporated.
Line a baking sheet with muffin papers and fill with about 1 heaping Tablespoon of the oat mixture.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes until set and slightly crisp on top.