These light and tasty muffins are great for mid-morning or afternoon snacks.
They are easy to make and packed full of healthy ingredients.
This is a recipe I developed to provide myself with a relatively low calorie replacement for commercially available honey and oat bars while on a Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). Under such a diet I was restricted to a few hundred calories a day for a five day period. Commercially available honey and oat bars have about 100 calories per bar (usually packaged as two bars in a pack). They contain a lot of sweeteners and would quickly blow my calorie cap. These fastballs come in at about 50 calories a ball with much less sweetener. (incidentally, while writing this recipe up I could hear the announcer at the local ballpark describing fastball pitches).
These are great, nutritious snack items on a fast but are equally handy for snacks anytime and also for traveling.
It takes about 20 minutes of active involvement to make the fastballs, followed by about 45 minutes to set and cook. The finished fastballs can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or so. Alternatively they can be stored for longer periods in a freezer.
These incredibly rich and tasty cookies are great for snacks and even deserts. They are strictly vegan.
As always, if at all possible use organic ingredients. The rolled oats should be the large flake kind that take a fair bit of time to cook (not instant rolled oats!)
There is lots of room for individual adjustment to personal tastes. The add-ons can be almost anything you might want to add for a cookie, including chopped nuts or chocolate. The honey and olive oil are completely optional (I seldom use them).
My step mother insists they are so sweet and tasty that they should be called 'dessert balls'.
Children delight in making these (and licking their fingers after rolling the balls) as well as eating them.
One of the great characteristics that I discovered is that they are much better for curing an upset stomach than antacid pills!