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Energy Bites*

Easy, protein-packed, granola balls -- these Energy Bites make the perfect snack or breakfast on-the-go!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword energy bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 23 -24 large energy bites
Calories 55kcal
Cost $4.82

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (56g) oat flour (blend up regular oats until they reach a flour consistency)
  • 1/2 cup (125g) creamy peanut butter (we use Skippy)
  • 1/3 cup (106g) honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt Note 1
  • 1 cup (101g) old-fashioned oats, (do not use quick or steel-cut oats)
  • 2/3 cup (41g) toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup (90g) miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  • BLEND UP OATS: In a regular food processor or blender, add in some old-fashioned oats and pulse until the mixture resembles flour. Measure to get 1/2 cup and you'll have oat flour! 
  • WET INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  • DRY INGREDIENTS: Right on top of the wet ingredients, add in the oat flour, old-fashioned oats, toasted coconut flakes, and miniature chocolate chips. Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add a touch more peanut butter and/or honey. If it is too moist, add more oats and re-stir.
  • ROLL: Once ingredients are chilled, roll and compress the mixture into even-sized balls. Once rolled, refrigerate to fully firm up (~15 minutes) and then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or freeze (see next step).
  • FREEZE: To freeze, space the energy balls on a lined plate or tray in the freezer. Once firm (about 1-2 hours), transfer to an airtight bag or freezer container. They'll last up to 6 months in the freezer. To thaw: Simply pull one out and let it stand for about 15-30 minutes. You could also pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. When these bites are completely frozen through they are very hard to eat, but don't feel like you need to completely thaw them before eating -- we enjoy them still a bit frozen, they're delicious that way!

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Notes

*To ensure these Energy Bites are gluten-free, confirm your oats are certified gluten-free and all other ingredients were produced in a gluten-free facility.
Note 1: Depending on the peanut butter used, you may want to adjust the amount of salt used. If you're using peanut butter with no salt added, you may want to add a touch more salt to the mixture. On the flip side, if you're using salted peanut butter or are sensitive to salt, don't add additional salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 23.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 4.4g