Easy, quick and simply delicious
Good morning & Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing one of my all-time favourite recipes! No-bake Energy Bites! Yes. You read it right. No-bake! How easy is that? Whoever invented ‘energy bites’ is simply a genius! These no-bake energy bites are delicious and protein-packed, perfect for a morning run-out-the door breakfast or a mid-day snack. They are filled with simple pantry ingredients and are so easy to make. The ingredient combinations are endless; swap and replace certain ingredients with your ingredients of choice. You name it! There are options to make them nut-free, gluten-free, vegan… I dare you to experiment in the kitchen!
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
1 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. natural peanut butter (or whatever you have)
1/3 c. honey (I don't measure... I just pour... oops)
2 tbl. ground flax seed
1 tbl. chia seeds (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, stir all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Roll a tablespoon of the mixture in your hands to make a ball.
Serve and enjoy!
These can be made into Energy Bars - press firmly into a baking pan, and slice into bars.
You can use ANY kind of peanut butter.
You can toast the shredded coconut in a pan.
Stick to mini chocolate chips - they mix easier.
You can add 1 tsp. vanilla extract for extra flavor.
Swap the chocolate chips out for dried fruits (cranberries, raisins, etc.,)
Add spice for additional flavor (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon).
Add your favourite protein powder for extra protein.
All chocolate lovers! Add unsweetened cocoa powder!
Energy Bites should be stored in a Tupperware container in the fridge for up to one week. They do freeze wonderfully and can be stored in the freezer for a couple months.
Have you tried No-bake Energy Bites before? If so, comment below! I'd love to hear your favourite energy bite recipe!
The Blonde Traveler