15 January, 2010

Walnut Raisin Honey Nuggets

Does an average household have regular paper cups in their pantry? I wonder!!

I found Hannah Montana paper cups in my house. I've got kids, but they are not in the Hannah Montana age yet (thank God). I have no idea who brought them in, they were in the arts & crafts raw material box of my son. Anyway, I am glad I found them as they were of good use for this recipe.

Since I started cooking and experimenting with healthy recipes my kitchen pantry usually stocks all sorts of nuts and grains and dried fruit. This Walnut Raisin Honey Nugget recipe appealed to me immediately. I had all ingredients at home when I decided to make them, and gladly found those paper cups. What a mission it would have been, to shoot out just for some stupid paper cups. As a mother of two, lots of my cooking (and in this case just combining the ingredients) happens at night with no way I can go to the shops in case something is missing.

In case you don't have paper cups, go buy them. These nuggets are worth them. My whole freezer is full of them now (full of nuggets in paper cups that is). They are good for a breakfast on the go as they are quite filling. The book I took the recipe from states 450 calories for each nugget. But good calories, and yummy ones too. I love to eat them as afternoon snack too. As I am currently training for a marathon, my energy consumption is quite high on training days. This nugget is a perfect after-run carb reload to recover my tired muscles and to give me some energy for another hour or two to run after my kids in the park and carry them, or their bicycles, tricycles and scooters or any combination of the above home.
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WALNUT RAISIN HONEY NUGGETS
(adapted from Probiotic and Prebiotic Recipes for Health)

2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons flax seeds
2 teaspoons honey
3 tablespoons rolled oats, or other high fiber whole grain cereal

1 paper cup

Serves 1
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Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the paper cup, pressing it down with a spoon. Place the cup in the freezer for at least two hours, or cover the the cup with plastic wrap to freeze for up to one month. When ready to serve, remove from the freezer, peel off the paper cup and eat immediately.
If you leave the cup out for too long, the mixture will become crumbly and cannot be eaten as finger food.

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5 comments:

  1. lovely recipe! simple and healthy. bravo.

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  2. This very healty recipe... I love it.

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  3. This looks scrumptious! Reminds me of sugarplums which we make all winter for snow activity energy snacks. I'll add this one to that mix.

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  4. Looks wonderful! I wonder if I can switch the bee honey with dates honey though, gonna give it a try. Your posts are hilarious by the way! :)

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  5. AnjasFood4Thought18 January 2010 16:42

    Hi Karen, I guess you can put anything sweet and sticky in there, maple syrup, date honey.... I am glad to hear you are feeling entertained by my posts :-)

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