Mornings in our house can be a little hit or miss and when they’re a miss, they can get a little shout-y. I’m sure I’m the only bad mom who ever yells in the morning, right? But this year we’re working on establishing a routine through the use of a checklist, so I can refer J to his list and help him learn to stay on track. According to this book, his lollygagging in the mornings is due to undeveloped executive skills functions, which sounds like something that should be a continuing ed class for adults, myself included. I can get off track like nobody’s business, so I know my son comes by it honestly.
Anyhow, when breakfast needs to happen fast, or perhaps, in the car, these balls have become our go-to, grab and LET’S GO!!!! OH! MY! GOD!! GET IN THE CAR!!!!!!!
They also work well for toddlers who like to do that drive by, grab and graze type of eating, although you do need to make sure fruit and nut pieces are small enough to avoid choking. They’re tasty, filling, and so easy to make. And if you feel like spending an extra 15 minutes cleaning up your kitchen, little ones love
crapping up your kitchen helping you make these.
If you find a tasty mix and match combination, feel free to share in the comments. I like dried cherries, mini chocolate chips, and pecans or almonds.
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Honey
- 3 Cups Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup Ground Flax Seed
- Mix and Match to make 2 Cups of the following:
- Chopped Dried Fruit
- Chopped Nuts
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconut
- Mix all the ingredients together in large bowl. Scoop out spoonfuls to make breakfast balls slightly smaller than a golf ball. Eat immediately or allow to chill for a few hours before eating. Store in refrigerator.