Honey-Oat treats

Hi! Happy Monday again! I just came back from my vacation to Brazil and Peru and I will share some (Super)food discovery stories about the trip shortly. It was amazing – and indeed full of culinary inspiration and discoveries as I had hoped for. :-) See below some examples of interesting foods I could get to know with during the trip:

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Black corn, used for the traditional Peruvian drink, Chicha Morada

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Type of tomato

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Camote – the original sweet potato – full of fibers, super healthy and tasty too!

 

 

But today I am going to share a recipe that I made a few weeks back.

I wanted to create a little snack that I could take along easily to work and ideally, it would to be something that contains a bunch of Superfoods. Therefore, I created these little Honey-Oat treats. Actually, they follow a similar principle as the home-made granola, but this time, I used honey instead of agave syrup, as it was important for me that the grains would stick well together in order to form the little treats. And as a fact, honey is one of the great Superfoods as well!

This little treats contain following Superfoods:

  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned)
  • 5 tbsp sliced almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp cooked Quinoa
  • 4 tbsp Buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 – 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

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Preparation:

  • Put all ingredients into a bowl, then mix very well, until the honey and cinnamon are coating all grains
  • Now comes the “messy” part of the preparation: forming the little treats! Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, and you can also take two spoons to help
  • Once you could form the treats, carefully place them on a baking pan which is lined with some parchment paper
  • Bake in the oven at 350 F (= 180 C) for about 25 minutes – the bottom of the treats should get light-brown and solid
  • When you take them out from the oven, they might still be a bit soft, let them cool and they will harden a bit, they will be slightly crunchy – a great and very nourishing snack in the afternoon or a quick bite for breakfast!
  • Store them in an air-tight container

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Honey Oat treats

Honey Oat treats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. melody says

    My boys don’t always like the taste of honey. Have you ever tried another sweetener like maple syrup. I assume that wouldn’t work since it’s a thinner viscosity and may make them fall apart. Do you have any experience that could help me? Thanks!

I would love to hear your thoughts!