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Chocolate Sunflower Butter Energy Bites

Packing school lunches is a whole new challenge at our house. After six weeks, these protein-packed treats have become a lunchbox favorite. Any nut butter will do, though sunflower butter makes them allergy-friendly. They’re so easy to make that they’re a great hands-on activity to do with a new kindergartener, and they never come home at the end of the day (unlike those poor rejected baby carrots).

Yield: 16 to 18 energy bites Total time: 45 minutes
Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans

Chocolate, dried cherries, pecans, and oats make for a perfect cookie.

Yield: 24 cookies Total time: 1 hour
Breakfasts

Thick, Chewy Granola Bars

I made these granola bars a lot when I was home on maternity leave. It could be hard on those long, sleepless days to get a meal in, but these were easy to grab and eat with one hand while holding a dozing baby in the other.

Chose whatever fruits and nuts you like best, and these will quickly become a favorite snack.

Yield: 16 squares Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Nibbles

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares

Layer a creamy mixture of sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest on top of a base of sweetened oats and butter. Add a crumb layer on top, and bake. Serve these delicious creamy squares cold for a refreshing tart treat.

Yield: 12 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Granola

Every ingredient in this granola is perfect, especially the ridiculously crispy coconut chips.

Total time: 1 hour
Cookies

Nikki’s Healthy Cookies

These butter-less, flour-less, egg-less (but delicious!) cookies contain ripe mashed banana, coconut oil, oats, almond meal, coconut, and chocolate.

Yield: 3 dozen bite-sized cookies Total time: 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Blueberry Oat Crisp

Bake blueberries, peaches, and brown sugar under an oat streusel topping. Served with Greek yogurt, it’s a delicious and satisfying breakfast.

To serve as a dessert, increase the brown sugar to 2/3 cups total – use 1/3 cup in each step. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 40 minutes
Cookies

Chewy Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are much better with chocolate chips than raisins, in my opinion.

Yield: 4 dozen Total time: 2 hours
Cookies

Urban Legend Cookies

This famous Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe has ground oats, shaved chocolate, and nuts, and shares a similar urban legend origin story to the recipes for waldorf salad and red velvet cake.

Yield: 100 cookies Total time: 2 hours
Cookies

Peanut Butter Oaties

These peanut butter oatmeal cookies with coconut and chocolate chips have a little something for everyone.

Yield: 4 dozen Total time: 2 hours