We adapted this recipe from Eliza’s Dishing it Up Disney Style Diabetes Cookbook. I didn’t buy this book, it was given to her at during her hospital stay and we have made several of the recipes with success. We made their version and it was too sweet so we reduced the amount of honey and chocolate chips. We also omitted the 1/2 cup nuts that were added in the original recipe mainly because I forgot abut them the second time around and felt they didn’t really add anything.
We measure them out with a melon baller to get them to be about the same size. We often use these if Eliza is below her goal of 110 before any activity that will be high energy over an extended period of time ie. beach, park, bike riding etc. We weigh the ball and multiply it by carb factor .51. I figured out the carb factor by adding up the total carbohydrates in the recipe, weighing the final recipes and dividng the toal carbs by the weight in grams. This makes it a breeze to figure out the carbs per ball. We do our best to mix everything well to avoid any one ball having a ton of fruit or chocolate chips. I then place them in the freezer on a cookie sheet until frozen and then transfer them into a freezer safe container. I freeze so that i don’t eat them all on the kids.
Eliza’s Crunchy Granola Balls
Old Fashioned Oats 3 Cups
Honey 1/2 cup (original called for a cup of honey)
Nut Butter 1 cup (Eliza likes Peanut Butter)
Chocolate Chips 1/2 cup
Dried Fruit 1/2 cup (we us dried blueberries usually)
Ground Flax Seed 1/2 cup