These Energy Bites are an easy no bake healthier treat just like the Chocolate Almond Bark. Perfect as a post-workout pick-me-up or as a good-for-you afternoon kid’s snack. No fuss, fast and easy and with few delicious ingredients!
After the gym I usually buy myself some energy balls, but as food has gotten pretty expensive these days, I decided, why not make my own?
I also love making these Easy Oat Flour Cookies when I start craving something sweet. It’s the perfect cookie, made with oat flour, but still delicious!
And whenever I feel like having a healthier breakfast, yet still filling and packed with oats I make my trusty Peach Baked Oatmeal, which, together with these energy bites take me all the way to lunch time without any sign of hunger. Can you tell I love oats??
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Ingredients for Energy Bites
- Oats – rolled oats or old fashioned oats are the best oats to use for this recipe. The oats are steamed and rolled into flakes. This process helps the oils in the oats to stabilize so that they stay fresh for longer. Rolled oats also cook faster than steel-cut oats.
- Chia seeds – can be substituted with flax seeds or a combination of both. Chia seeds in particular have many nutritional benefits. They are packed with Omega 3 and fiber. They improve heart health and lower cholesterol levels.
- Peanut butter – crunchy, smooth or natural peanut butter
- Honey or Maple Syrup – Provide natural sweetness to the energy bites.
- Coconut – unsweetened
- Chocolate chips – semi sweet or milk or a mixture
Are chia seeds good for you?
The seeds are high in fiber, which can help to lower high blood pressure and, which can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Chia seeds are also high in fibre.
How to make No Bake Energy Bites
In a blender or food processor add the rolled oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, coconut and vanilla. Blend until combined.
Stir in the chocolate chip. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Are No Bake Energy Bites healthy?
Also known as Protein Bites, this snack is packed with nutrients, they are high in protein, contain healthy fats, carbs and fibre. Therefore they are filling and help rebuild muscle.
- If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate 30-40 minutes before rolling into a ball.
- These can also be made into bars. Place the mixture into a parchment paper lined square baking pan. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before cutting.
- Mini chocolate chips mix easier than regular, although regular can be used.
- Try not to eat them all at once! 😉
The perfect substitutes are: almond, cashew, walnut, hazelnut and pecan butters. These are great at providing heart-healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants.
Yes, you can. It’s best to use finely ground nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. You might need to add a little more honey to get it to stick together or you can add less oats.
The bites should be stored in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Place the bites on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Move to a freezer safe container or bag and freeze. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
I hope you enjoy these No Bake Energy Bites as much as I do! Let me know what you think!
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No Bake Energy Bites
- 1 cup Rolled oats
- ¼ cup Chia seeds or flax seeds
- ½ cup Peanut butter
- ¼ cup Honey
- ¼ cup Coconut
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ¼ cup Chocolate chips (mini semi sweet)
- In a blender or food processor add the rolled oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, coconut and vanilla. Blend until combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Stir in the chocolate chip. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before eating. Enjoy!
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