Can you guess what breakfast was eaten by astronauts on the morning they walked on the moon? That’s right, it was a hearty bowl of oats – the key ingredient in these space age planet pops.
Why are they quite so good for you? Well, the Original Quaker Oats contain beta-glucan, which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol.
No matter whether you make these pops for yourself or a loved one, they’re the perfect snack to prepare ahead of time. You can simply wake up, grab a planet and get on with your day.
Alternatively, why not treat your future self by leaving them put as a tasty treat for when you get home? To all you budding astronauts out there – if your busy day’s itinerary includes popping to the moon and back, trust us, you’re going to need it.
What You’ll Need:
50g Quaker original porridge oats
150g medjool dates
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
80g icing sugar
1 ½ tbsp water
good quality food colouring gels (black, blue, purple)
edible silver glitter
How You Make It:
Pop your porridge oats and pecans on a baking tray and place in the oven for 5 minutes at 180°C.
Bring out and leave to cool. Place both your oats and nuts in the bowl of a food processor. Add the dates, coconut oil and almond butter. Blend until fine and compact, about 1 minute.
Grab enough mixture to form a tight ball roughly the size of a golf ball. Repeat with the rest of the mix and set aside.
In a shallow bowl or lipped plate, mix the icing sugar and water until smooth and slightly runny. Add 3 small blobs of food colouring to the mix- the amount you will need will vary based on the quality of the colouring (the better, the product, the stronger the colouring is). Marble the colours through the white. Drag the balls through the sugar.
Place on a board and dress with glitter. Place a lollipop stick in the top- and you’re good to go!