I LOVE BREAKFAST BUT I NEVER HAVE TIME FOR IT. Well, I never make time for it. Until now.
I’ve been whipping up big batches of these babies at the beginning of my work week. I realized I needed to stop skipping the most important meal of the day, and get my mornings off to a better start. But I wanted to do it conveniently, so I needed something I could make ahead. Now, Breaky has never been easier!
I found the idea for these on Pinterest (naturally, ‘cause where else would I find anything?) and tweaked it up so that it would be a completely plant-based, vegan, recipe. Packed with protein (because ya know, “wHerE dO yOu GeT yOuR pROtEIn?!”), omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, and calcium, these are sure to please! And they taste great.
I use All Natural Peanut Butter because it is my favorite, but you can really use any nut butter you prefer. Then for the chocolate, I get the Enjoy Life’s brand mini chips so I can pack more into each bite! The oats I was able to buy in bulk with my large mason jar at the Co-op near me, which was a total Plastic Free July win.
Fun fact; we make our own maple syrup in the early spring every year from our own backyard, so I have been using that! But as long as you use real maple syrup and not the corn syrupy fake stuff, it’ll be great!
1 C nut butter
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 C Oats
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 C dark chocolate (morsels or shaved)
I combine the PB, maple syrup and vanilla extract together first, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir it all together. Toss in your oats and chia seeds until everything is evenly distributed. Let it cool for a little bit so the chocolate doesn’t melt into it (unless you want it that way then don’t let me stop you!). Roll into little balls on a plate, use the back of a spoon to flatten them, and then pop in the fridge until cool! Enjoy on the go or with a nice glass of almond milk at the end of the day for a healthier alternative to regular cookies!
You can even make your own little variation if you’d like by adding different types of seeds or nuts inside! I chopped some raw almonds up and stuck those on top once when I didn’t have any chocolate in the house (it was a sad day) and they were still really yummy.
Let me know what you think!
All the best,