Last night I made a wonderful healthy dinner. We had chicken marinated in Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard and some roasted broccoli. I really wanted a dessert though and then I remembered that I had a bag of Pamela's Oatmeal Cookie & Bar Mix stored away in the pantry. I am a big fan of Pamela's line of gluten-free products and I have tried several and have been quite satisfied. It was a first for me, though, making her oatmeal cookies. I doctored up the cookie mix to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. No shame in using a mix to create your baked goodies! This mix was outstanding and the cookies are disappearing quick!
There are so many ways you can make your own granola bars at home. Making my own is a fun, rewarding experience for me. I ask my 8-year-old daughter, Chloe, to help with the stirring because she has some good muscles for her age and you really have to give them a big stir with the spatula.
For these granola bites I used gluten-free ingredients and also paleo-friendly ingredients. No sugar was added to these, they are naturally sweet from the Medjool dates and raw honey. These are a great snack that you can just grab and go.
Ingredients for the oats:
1 cup of gluten-free oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats) 1 cup of dairy-free milk (I used Pacific OrganicsÂ Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk) 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup Ingredients for the jam:
1 1/2 cups fresh berries (I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries) 2 tablespoons of chia seeds 1 tablespoon of raw honey splash of fresh lemon juice Ingredients for the almond butter:
1 1/2 cup raw almonds Tablespoon ofÂ coconut oilÂ Tablespoon of raw honey A teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Simple! Healthy! Vegan + paleo friendly "nice" cream! This is naturally sweet and does not contain any added sugars! It is so simple to whip up your own small batch of ice-cream at home that is healthy and good for you! This ice-cream has the consistency of soft serve and will make about 2-3 servings.