A great alternative to the traditional Anzac biscuits, these little treats are tasty and super easy to make. They are a perfect snack for on the run and are loaded with lots of healthy fats, keeping you full for longer. Oats are a great source of protein and are high in the minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium, and rich in B vitamins. They are also a great source of silica, which is a great anti-inflammatory and keeps hair and nails strong. What is probably the most important feature of oats is its fiber content, in particular beta-glucan. Beta-glucan has been shown to reduce cholesterol and is therefore beneficial to the cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of strokes and heart disease. Oats are a low GI carbohydrate source, meaning they stabilise blood sugar levels and provide sustainable energy. Give these tasty wonders a try and reap the benefits of oats while enjoying a little treat!

Makes 14-16 balls

– 1 cup raw whole oats
– 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
– 1/2 cup of almond meal
– 1/2 cup cashews
– 1/4-1/2 cup of maple syrup (depending on taste)
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
– 3 tablespoons of water (adjust if mixture is too dry)
– a pinch of salt
– extra coconut for coating

What’s Next?….
1- Place all dry ingredients in a food processor and mix until combined and fine
2- Add wet ingredients and mix again
3- Roll mixture into balls and coat in coconut
4- Refrigerate for 30 mins to set

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