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Babies love puffs. I don’t know why considering that they taste like cardboard, but babies go nuts for them. However, if you read the ingredients, there are a bunch of words I cannot pronounce, and that raised a red flag for me.
I researched for a healthier alternative and found out about Kamut puffs. Kamut? What is THAT? It’s a type of ancient grain that is twice the size of standard wheat. It contains rich fatty acids and 30% more protein than wheat. Both of my kids love them, and the only ingredient is Kamut!
Since Alex loves eating Kamut by the handful, I figured I would try and make something with them. What is awesome about this recipe is that you can get your kids involved! So without further ado, let me introduce to you my beautiful assistant, Zoe:
She is ready to help mommy out with her big silicon spoon! I put the Kamut puffs in a Ziploc bag so she can help me smash them up before combining them with the peanut butter mixture.
Come on Zoe, hulk-smash!
While Zoe is busy breaking down the Kamut puffs, I get busy mixing peanut butter with vanilla extract and honey so that we can dump the Kamut puffs in the mixing bowl after Zoe is done.
We like using organic peanut butter that has no salt or sugar added. Especially with the addition of the honey, you really do not need any additional sweetness from the peanut butter.
We take a quick time out for a Kamut puff break.
Since Zoe seems more interested in playing with the plastic bag than smashing the puffs, I take a meat tenderizer to the puffs instead. It’s okay Zoe, mommy still loves having your smiley face around!
If you have older kids, you can ask them to help smash the puffs by using a rolling pin. They can also help you form the balls – I bet they will love it!
Don’t skip the crucial step of putting the peanut butter and Kamut puffs mixture in the fridge before forming your balls. Otherwise, you will get a mess on your hands!
Make sure you store these bites in the refrigerator and take them out to enjoy whenever!
**Please note that this recipe is intended for kids who already had their first birthdays. Honey shouldn’t be given to babies younger than 1 year old.
Have you heard of Kamut puffs? What other healthy snacks do you like to give your kids?
- 1 cup Kamut puffs
- 0.5 cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Step by Step Instructions
Break up the Kamut into smaller pieces. You can either chop it roughly with a knife, put it in a Ziploc bag and smash the puffs to pieces with a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin.
Mix the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl. Put the mixture in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Take out the mixture from the refrigerator and dump the small pieces of Kamut in the bowl. Mix well.
Form bite-sized balls with your hand.
Store the bites in the fridge until hunger hits!