Cherry Oatmeal Drops

Recipe inspired by The Healthy Apple (healthyapple.com)

Serves: 15 drops

These easy-to-make, no-bake drops contain healthy whole grain oats as well as brain-supportive dried cherries, flaxseeds and pepitas to give you a double boost of energy and mental stamina!

Ingredients

•    1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
•    1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
•    3 tablespoons raw shelled pumpkin seeds
•    2 tablespoons chia seeds
•    6 tablespoons sunflower seed butter, slightly melted
•    3 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
•    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
•    3 tablespoons sulfite-free dried cherries, chopped (like these)
•    Pinch sea salt
•    Large pinch fresh orange zest
•    Pinch cacao powder or cinnamon, optional
 

Instructions

1.    In a food processor, combine oats, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds and pulse until grainy. Set aside in a big mixing bowl.
2.    Meanwhile in a separate bowl, combine slightly melted nut or seed butter, syrup and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine, then transfer to the oat mixture and mix well again. 
3.    Now pulse dried cherries in the food processor and add to the mixture.  Sprinkle with sea salt and orange zest. Add cinnamon or cacao powder, if desired. You may want to use your hands to get everything mixed evenly.
4.    Roll mixture into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter, and place in the fridge until ready to serve
 

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Amy Jackson Rind

Amy Rind works with busy women to reclaim their lives from the health burdens of stress, aging and fatigue. With practical, real food changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can truly begin to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Journey into healing by identifying your unique nutrition needs that will help you and your family feel better, think better and create the life you were meant to live.

Amy earned her 700-hour nutrition consultant certification with honors from Bauman College. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.