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Did y’all know that September is National Organic Month? I just learned about it myself, and I’ve actually had a chance to “celebrate” it this week at the grocery store.
I had my seven-year-old with me at our local Kroger. Click here to find your nearest Kroger.
We were looking for ingredients to make these no-bake peanut butter, honey and cinnamon energy balls. I was digging through the peanut butter. looking for a brand that had just one ingredient – peanuts! (my favorite brand was out-of-stock – we choose organic when it’s affordable, and our favorite is a simple, store-brand, organic peanut butter). So I got Claire in on the action and had her read the labels, looking for one with only peanuts (it’s crazy how many ingredients can be in peanut butter).
I’d never shown her a nutrition label before, and it turned into an educational moment (and also ended up being super helpful, as now I can stick her on label-reading duty!).
We were buying ingredients for energy balls so I could make a couple of batches to have around the house to munch on during these busy fall days. We spend so much time outside during the fall (yaaaaay, Cool Weather Texas!). And lately, I’ve been spending a ton of time at the barn with this guy:
I can spend hours at the barn, with this one horse. I always take four things with me: horse treats, a hat, snacks for me, and a drink.
Lately I’ve been grabbing an Honest® Tea at Kroger (which is where I like to buy my baby carrots, aka the perfect horse treat). Honest Tea is available at Kroger and Kroger banner stores, and right now it’s on sale – 4 bottles for $5. Woohoo!
Click here to find your nearest Kroger. At my store, the Honest Tea is in the aisle with the energy drinks and bottled tea.
My favorite flavor is Honey Green Tea. Organic, real-brewed, and Fair Trade certified, it’s a refreshing treat when I want something a little different. It’s just a tad sweet with a honey flavor that I love (I love me some honey!). It’s also perfect when paired with these peanut butter energy balls!
Peanut Butter, Honey, and Cinnamon Energy Balls
Yields: 12 balls
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup flaxseed
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a food processor, blend the oats and flaxseed.
In a medium bowl, mix the blended oats/flaxseed with the peanut butter, honey, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until all of the ingredients are well-mixed. If the batter feels runny (sometimes natural peanut butter can be oily!), stick it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to firm up.
Put wax paper on a baking sheet. Roll the batter into 12 balls, about 1″ each.
You can eat them right away, but I prefer to stick them in the freezer for about an hour. Once cold, I place them in a freezer-safe container and store in the freezer until I’m ready to eat them. Which is basically all the time.
And y’all, these thing are delicious! They taste kind of like cookies.
And they’re a perfect match with my Honest Tea. I toss some of these in a cooler with a bottle of tea and I’m ready for an afternoon at the barn!
Peanut Butter, Honey, & Cinnamon Enery Balls
- 1 c old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 c flaxseed
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- In a food processor, blend the oats and flaxseed.
- In a medium bowl, mix the blended oats/flaxseed with the peanut butter, honey, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until all of the ingredients are well-blended. If the batter feels runny (sometimes natural peanut butter can be oily!), stick it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to firm up.
- Put wax paper on a baking sheet. Roll the batter into 12 balls, about 1" each.
- You can eat them right away, but I prefer to stick them in the freezer for about an hour. Once cold, I place them in a freezer-safe container and store in the freezer until I'm ready to eat them.