There are no measurements - It's all done by feel. Maybe next time I'll try to measure...maybe.
These balls make a great snack and help get some whole grains, omega 3s, iron and some fruits and veggies into my toddler. I'm already thinking about all the variations I can make.
Pour the pureed fruits and veggies into a large mixing bowl. I used 1 container of babyfood squash and one of carrots plus about a 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. Heat in microwave for 45-60 seconds until hot enough to "cook" the oats.
- Quick Cooking Oats
- Pureed Fruits or Veggies
- Black-strap Molasses
- Ground Flax Seed or Baby Oatmeal
Start spooning in quick cooking oats and stirring until it becomes a sticky paste.
Add about 2 Tbs of molasses and spices. I used a good shake of Pumpkin Pie Spice. At this point I also added a few TBS of ground flax seed.
If it ever feels needed put the bowl back in the microwave for 30 sec to really get the oatmeal cooked. I did this a few times.
Then start rolling the mixture into balls and then rolling in ground flax seed, baby oatmeal or a mixture of both. The mixture will be VERY sticky, but the oatmeal/flax makes it better. I rolled them into tablespoon sized balls, but next time I will make them the size of gumballs, it might be easier for him to eat.
You can serve these raw or bake them for a few min at 350 to firm them up. We like them better baked.