Sometimes I feel a little extra, and I get my Pinterest worthy mixing on. I love playing with the recipe for my power bites. They are super kid-friendly, and taste delicious. Every time I make these gluten free power balls, I double the recipe. Otherwise, the boys eat them up in the blink of an eye!
The candy coated sunflower seeds are a fun little pop of color. And my boys think it’s super cool to be eating something that looks like a rainbow! I use peanut butter in these oatmeal power bites, but you can swap that out for any nut butter! Cashew butter and sun butter are two variants I’ve tried and they are both delicious.
If you’re wanting a vegan version, swap the honey for maple syrup! And the candy coated sunflower seeds for some vegan chocolate chips.
While these aren’t necessarily lactation bites, they also just so happen to contain multiple ingredients that are great for milk production. And they’re a perfect grab-and-go treat for a breastfeeding mom. I’ll eat a few in the morning with a glass of water and they kick in pretty quickly!
These gluten free oatmeal rainbow power bites take less than 10 minutes from start to finish, and are super customizable. Enjoy!
- In a medium size mixing bowl, add the oatmeal, peanut butter, and honey. Mix well.
- With a cookie scoop or spoon, make 10-12 one-inch balls and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Next, on a plate, add some coconut and candy coated sunflower seeds. Place one ball on the plate and roll around until the mixture sticks. Set back down on the cookie sheet and repeat steps with the remaining bites.
- Place in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to let them set just a little.
- Remove and Enjoy!!!
*Store leftovers in an air-tight container and place in refrigerator. They never last very long around here, but they should be good for a while if stored properly.
*Little tip: Make extra and store in the freezer. They are excellent straight out of the freezer, or when put in a lunchbox are perfectly defrosted by lunch.