Recipe courtesy Natasha Case, founder of Lunch Bunch.
Equipment needed: large mixing bowl, sheet tray, spoon or spatula, nori punch
Reindeer Oat Bites
8 ounces gluten free oats, Bobs Red Mill
0.31 ounces flax seeds, ground
1 ounces toasted sesame seeds
1 ounces hemp seeds
8 ounces sweet potato puree, Farmer’s Market
4 ounces maple syrup
.27 ounces cinnamon
.16 ounces vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt, Kosher
Mix everything together: Add all ingredients listed above into a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
Chill for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
Roll + Shape: Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and press down with the palm of your hand. Place on a lined baking sheet pan and start placing design ingredients.
Reindeer Oat Bite Assembly
Sweet potato oat bites (above)
Pretzels, cut in ½ (for antlers)
Maraschino cherries, cut in ½ (for noses)
White chocolate chips (for eyes)
Nori (seaweed) for eye pupils
Prepare the reindeer faces by punching out circle dots with a nori punch. Cut the pretzels in half and cut the cherries in half.
See photos and place design items accordingly. Tip for the reindeer antlers: stick them into the oat bite rounds first and secure them by pressing the surrounding areas tight into the pretzels. Then place the eyes, nori and nose.