Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Balls

If you follow my blog and App, you know I have a "ball" in my kitchen. Ha ha! Truth is, my boys are always on the go, from the minute they rise in the morning until they rest their weary heads at night (which is sometimes morning again). Sometimes it's hard to get them to sit down for a meal, especially for breakfast and snacks.

That's why I'm always "on a roll". Rolling balls that is. It all started with my Cranberry, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Balls and escalated from there. Let's face it, handheld breakfasts and snacks are the perfect solution for making sure kids (and adults!) get healthy fuel while on the move.

This version is a wholesome blend of oats, applesauce, cinnamon, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. And even though I used peanut butter,  any nut butter works.

A few more reasons to love this recipe:
  • The ingredient list is short. 
  • A food processor is all you need to blend the ingredients.
  • Rolling the balls is fun.
  • You'll have a week's worth of breakfasts ready to serve.
  • You can feel good about serving these healthy treats to everyone you love.
Now let's get rolling...

Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Balls

2 1/4 cups oats, regular or quick-cooking
1/3 cup applesauce
1/3 cup peanut butter, preferably natural, or any nut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture is well blended and comes together. Shape the mixture into 18 to 20 balls and place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Store leftover balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Makes 18-20 balls