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Adjusting to being home on maternity leave has been kind of strange, if I’m just being honest. It’s kind of a funny feeling to only have a small little baby to talk to. Trying to keep up with all of the cleaning and laundry has been a bit of a challenge as well– especially when I have about an hour and a half window between feedings! And can I just say holy laundry! I forgot how much laundry those little humans produce! However, one thing I have gotten used to and I’ll miss about my maternity leave is the food.
That sounds weird, doesn’t it? Well, let me explain.
I love that when I’m home with Mckenna I can plan out my meals, make sure I’m eating better and unless I’m racing against the clock to eat before she gets hungry again, I can really take my time with my meals. I’ve eaten a salad almost every single day since we came home from the hospital. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before in my life. I’ve even tried a few new recipes that I’ve been meaning to try. Including the one I’m going to share with you today. It takes a few minutes to toss together, and then only a few minutes to consume each bite. They’re perfect for a quick snack and awesome if you’re flying out the door in a hurry.
Trust me, we’re all in a hurry this time of year, though, aren’t we? I know I have a closet full of presents to wrap, a few people left to shop for, presents to ship to out of town family, and the list goes on and on and on. I need something easy like this to grab to keep up my strength!
– 2 cups of Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds
– 2 tablespoons of honey
– 6 tablespoons of peanut butter
– 3-4 tablespoons of milk
Optional: Crumbled candy canes or green and red sprinkles to make it more holiday themed and a little more sweet. You could even add a little green and red drizzle of frosting for a pop of color! Oh goodness, the possibilities are endless!
– Combine the peanut butter, honey and granola in a mixing bowl.
– Using a spatula, mix until the granola is evenly coated with peanut butter and honey. (It should be very sticky).
– Add 3-4 tablespoons of milk to the mixture to thin out the mixture. It shouldn’t be watery because you want the bites to stick together, but the milk will help mix it more thoroughly.
– Roll mixture into balls. You can make them bigger or smaller depending on what you prefer.
– Place on a plate or a cutting board and place in refrigerator to cool and set until ready to consume.
In a way, this recipe reminds me of those Christmas peanut butter balls? You know the ones I’m talking about? Where you mix the peanut butter with the powdered sugar and dip in chocolate? Those are so incredibly delicious, but I’m trying to to overindulge this holiday season (wish me luck)! This is a perfect and insanely delicious alternative if you ask me!
If you’re still trying to find a recipe for a last minute cookie exchange maybe give this one a try! It would also be perfect to put the bites in a mason jar with some bakers twine or a burlap bow and give as teacher gifts or gifts to postal workers and delivery drivers, don’t you think?
I love that the Quaker® Simply Granola has 34g of whole grains, only 9g of fat, and is a great source of fiber!
Find all kinds of delicious recipes + products here >> Quaker Love. I’m particularly partial to the baked pears– oh my yum!
What is your favorite way to eat granola?