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Oatmeal Energy Bites

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oatmeal energy bites

The other day, I was browsing Pinterest to find an energy ball recipe. I found a lot but most of them called for ingredients that I don’t have on hand or a food processor which I don’t own #SmallKitchenProblems. Personally, my pantry does not contain flax seed, protein powders or dates. If yours does then more power to you! I find it’s easiest to stock what I know I’ll use than buy things just for one recipe that I’m not sure I’ll enjoy. Due to this, I didn’t want to buy something that I wouldn’t use regularly.

I still wanted to make some energy balls to have as a healthy pre and post workout snack. I looked at a lot of recipes to get the ratio of the main ingredients then decided just to make my own. They came together super quick and involved minimal work. Plus they taste like cookies thanks to the addition of some chocolate chips. You can even think of them as a semi healthy dessert since they have chia seeds and minimal ingredients.

Ingredients:

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1 cup old fashioned oats

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon chia seeds (for protein but can be made without them)

1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you would like!)

Directions:

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Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.

Cover and store in the fridge for 30 minutes. This allows the oats to soak up a little moisture and make the dough easier to work with.

Use a spoon to get out a small amount of dough and roll into golf ball sized pieces. If the dough is too sticky, place back in fridge to let it harden a bit more.

Place in a closed container and store in the fridge.

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Question of the day: Have you ever had energy bites?

29 thoughts on “Oatmeal Energy Bites”

    1. I actually ate one for dessert the other night! They fill me up and satisfy a small sweet tooth. Plus they’re so simple to grab as a healthy post workout snack which I love.
      Don’t let the picture fool you, I only picked the best to take a picture of 😉

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  1. Yum! I love energy bites, I like to have ones like this without protein powder for the kiddos, they love them. Sometimes I’ll add some protein powder if I’m making them just for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Usually I end up going the overnight oats route with oats, but these energy bites look really good! I’m going to need some good mid-afternoon power-ups to make it through a big experiment coming up in my lab!

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  3. AH! I love this and am definitely going to have to try this recipe out! I can’t seem to find many without dates and I try to avoid dates most of the time, just because of the concentrated sugar from them usually bothers me. But, this is perfect!! I can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing girl!!!

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    1. So many recipes had dates in them! I’ve never had dates and don’t own a food processor which seems to be the way you break the dates down. I don’t feel like buying an ingredient I don’t know if I’ll like. I hope you enjoy these girl!!

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  4. I make oatmeal bites like that all the time for breakfasts! Except, I form mine into bars just to make storing easier. We have ground flax instead of chia seeds, but otherwise it’s about the same. I love how they taste!

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