Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post. Create a care package for a loved one today and don’t forget to include some baked goods made with Bob’s Red Mill products!

There’s something about making a care package for a loved one that makes you feel happy, right? The knowledge that you’ve made someone’s day that much easier just by putting in a little time and effort is so much fun.

So when Bob’s Red Mill gave me the challenge to create a care package for someone special, of course I jumped at the idea!

stovetop granola

A delicious, homemade treat is the perfect thing for a gift basket. One of the most thoughtful ways to show that you care about someone is to make something special for them – whether it’s food, a craft, or anything else that takes some of your time and talents. It’s just one way to say, “I appreciate you” without uttering a word.

stovetop granola

I wanted to take one of my FAVORITE ingredients from Bob’s Red Mill – their incredible Almond Flour – and make a few healthy treats for a good friend of mine whose had some crazy family stuff going on lately.

One thing I wanted to try was a twist on my super easy stovetop granola so she’d have an easy, healthy breakfast option or afternoon snack to quickly throw together with some milk or yogurt and fruit.

stovetop granola

And the other? This little twist on my no bake monster cookie bites, chock full of healthy fat from the almond flour, plus just the right amount of decadence from some mini chocolate chips and candy bites.

What are your favorite gift basket ideas?

Easy Nutty Stovetop Granola and Almond Flour Monster Cookie Bites

Who says homemade granola and cookie bites need to take a long time to make? These are both easy and quick recipes that make them perfect for a little treat for yourself or to gift to a friend!

Ingredients:

Stovetop Granola:
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil (coconut, safflower, sunflower, etc)
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
Almond Flour Monster Cookie Bites:
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill almond meal
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup mini m&ms or chocolate chips

Directions:

Granola:
  1. Heat skillet over medium/high heat and toss in oats.
  2. Toast oats, 5-7 minutes, until they turn a slight golden color and smell, well, “toasty”.
  3. Remove oats from pan and add almond flour, oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Stir in the pumpkin seeds and pecans and set aside to cool.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Cookie Bites:  
  1. Beat the softened butter with the sugar and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Mix the yogurt and vanilla into the sugar mixture until everything is blended
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, almond flour, and quick oats and mix together. Dump in the m&ms and mix just until the chocolate is evenly mixed into the dough.
  4. Let the dough chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Take 1 Tablespoon of dough at a time, roll it into a ball, and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  6. Put the baking sheet in the fridge and let the dough bites chill for at least 30 minutes before eating.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
 

Thank you so much to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post! If you’d like to try out some Bob’s Red Mill flour for yourself, make sure to use this coupon!

1 comment

  1. Why do the cookie bites need baking soda if they aren’t baked? I’m confused! They look delicious. 

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