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Easy Recipe for Oatmeal Energy Bites! Oh So Yummy!
If you are looking for a healthy, yet delicious snack, this one is sure to please! We’ve already surprised you with our Healthy Watermelon cake but now we have something else for you! Try this no bake recipe for maximum energy throughout the day! Don’t pay for those expensive Powerbar products because this one is a frugal recipe with the same benefits! I’ve definitely filed this recipe under my best healthy oatmeal recipes in my world of recipes! I could easily exchange this recipe for the healthier version of the best chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipes that I’ve tried too!
TIP: Try adding some Protein powder! I’m always in need of more protein in my diet. I’m pretty picky though. Lots of those powders taste chalky or have a bad after taste. The protein powder I use for almost everything is Dymatize Elite in the Gourmet Vanilla. It’s smooth, low sugar with a high protein amount but the taste is delicious!
If you are used to purchasing granola bars this recipe could be a homemade substitute! The best part is this recipe is very forgiving and you can add just about anything you like to it!
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Optional: add dried fruits such as cranberries blueberries etc...
- Start with that gooey peanut butter, honey and some oatmeal and mix in a big bowl.
- Then add in a cup of coconut flakes, sweetened or unsweetened…your call.
- Then you can add in your mix-ins. I like to keep these somewhat healthy so I add mini chocolate chips and ground flaxseed. But you could also add in some chopped nuts, dates, raisins and even switch out the flaxseed to wheat bran or something similar or even cocoa powder. I love this recipe because it is pretty customizable to what you have in your pantry.
- Then add in a teaspoon (or two) of vanilla!
- Mix it all up and let it chill in your refrigerator for about a half hour.
- Then roll into balls and enjoy your little bites of heaven…or energy…depending on what you put in them!
- Tip: Store them in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated for up to 1 week (or freeze them for longer)
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What is your favorite oatmeal recipe?