Energy Bites

Energy Bites

Energy Bites
Nut butter, oats, nuts, dried fruit, honey and other mix-in’s of your choice rolled into a delicious yet healthy bite size treat. There’s just enough healthy fat, protein and fiber to give you long lasting “energy” and help curb your appetite. The perfect pick me up breakfast, snack or desert for both adults and the kiddos.

I am so addicted to these no bake energy bites! Imagine being able to eat peanut butter cookie dough without all the guilt 😉 Well this isn’t exactly cookie dough (no flour here), but they do have a similar nutty, sweet and scrumptious taste. These energy bites require no baking, can be made in minutes and put in the freezer for a quick snack when needed (or to help satisfy that sweet tooth). There’s just enough healthy fat, protein and fiber to give you long lasting “energy” and help curb your appetite.

They also make a great and healthy snack for your kids or babies. Our little Noelle just loves munching on them.  🙂  I typically give her some that are easier for her to chew with less nuts and she does great with them.   Easy to pack up in a snack bag and go! They’re also perfect for the lunch box and much cheaper than packaged bars. What makes them fun is how versatile they can be with whatever flavors and fillings you like. Get creative! I’ve seen some other recipes for Nutella, Almond Joy or Trail Mix energy bites. Yum yum!

Energy Bites

 

Energy Bites

Most likely you already have the ingredients in your panty already. They are made out of any combination of nut butter, oats, dried fruit, honey, vanilla, spices and other mix-ins of your choice. I went crazy with it and developed 4 combos that were my favorite. I will share them at the bottom of this post in addition to the original recipe from Food Doodles, which is more of a guide that helps you to build your own recipe. I’d have to say that my favorite mixtures I’ve made so far are the almond butter ones (vs peanut butter)! The peanut butter I used was Jiffy Natural, but it is still pretty sweet. Perhaps going with an all-natural/100% peanut butter would have been better for my taste…. But it is definitely adaptable to what you like and have on hand!

Some of the ingredients I used were: almond slices, walnuts, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds, oats, flax, dried cherries, figs, cranberries, apples, chopped dark chocolate chips, 100% cocoa powder, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, coconut, chia, pumpkin puree.

Energy Bites

These delicious bites are packed with nourishing and appetite satisfying super foods: flax, oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and pumpkin. They contain plenty of fiber, making you feel fuller longer, as well as omega-3 fatty acids from the flax, seeds and nuts, which can help lower cholesterol. The dried fruit is also beneficial for some added sweetness and essential nutrients such as potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin K and vitamin A. Other super tasty mix-ins could be 100% unsweetened cocoa power, dark chocolate chips and pumpkin puree providing healthy antioxidants.

Here is the recipe that I used from Food Doodles, which I have adapted to create some scrumptious recipes of my own.

Besides the ingredients I have used below, other ideas could be using carob chips, pretzels, dates, apricots, poppy seeds, whole-wheat flour, wheat bran/germ, agave, lemon/orange zest, or any other roughly chopped nut/dried fruit.

Energy Bites

Energy Bites

Energy Bites

 

Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Yields 24
Nut butter, oats, nuts, dried fruit, honey and other mix-in’s of your choice rolled into a delicious yet healthy bite size treat. There’s just enough healthy fat, protein and fiber to give you long lasting “energy” and help curb your appetite. The perfect pick me up breakfast, snack or desert for both adults and the kiddos
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. almond butter (or any kind of nut butter)
  2. 1/3 c. honey
  3. 1 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. pinch of salt (if needed or using no added salt nut butter)
  6. ~6 tbsp. pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  7. 2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  8. 1/2 c. ground flax (optional, could use another dry ingredient, wheat/oat/germ bran, other nuts/seeds)
  9. 1 c. dried cranberries
  10. 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds (pepitas) + extra to roll the balls in (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the nut butter, honey, vanilla, salt (if using) and pumpkin puree in a large bowl and stir to combine. If yours is difficult to combine, you can microwave for a few seconds, although I didn't need to do this. If you refrigerate your nut butter, it may be best to leave it at room temperature before mixing.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in additional fruit/seeds if your mixture seems to be too sticky or not at the right consistency you'd like.
  3. Roll out the mixture into about 20-24 balls and roll into pumpkin seeds if desired.
  4. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for a quick and healthy snack!
Notes
  1. All ingredients can be substituted for others that you have on hand or prefer. This is a recipe I put together that I thought was really yummy!
  2. It's optional to roll them into something at the end. It just makes it even tastier and look pretty!
Adapted from Food Doodles
Adapted from Food Doodles
Peas of Cake http://peasofcake.net/
Serving size: 1 (based on a batch of 24) Calories: 113 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 13 g Sugar: 7 g Sodium: 2 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 0

Chocolate Cherry Almond Energy Bites
Yields 24
Nut butter, oats, nuts, dried fruit, honey and other mix-in’s of your choice rolled into a delicious yet healthy bite size treat. There’s just enough healthy fat, protein and fiber to give you long lasting “energy” and help curb your appetite. The perfect pick me up breakfast, snack or desert for both adults and the kiddos.
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. almond butter (or any kind of nut butter)
  2. 1/3 c. honey + a little extra (mine needed a little more moisture)
  3. 1 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. pinch of salt (if needed or using no added salt nut butter)
  6. 1/2 c. dried cherries
  7. 1/2 c. sliced and chopped almonds
  8. 1/2 c. ground flax (optional, could use another dry ingredient, wheat/oat/germ bran, other nuts/seeds)
  9. 3 tbsp. 100% unsweetened cocoa powder
  10. 1/2 c. roughly chopped dark chocolate chips
  11. Coconut flakes (to roll the balls into)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the nut butter, honey, vanilla, salt (if using) in a large bowl and stir to combine. If yours is difficult to combine, you can microwave for a few seconds, although I didn't need to do this. If you refrigerate your nut butter, it may be best to leave it at room temperature before mixing.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in additional fruit/nuts if your mixture seems to be too sticky or not at the right consistency you'd like.
  3. Roll out the mixture into about 20-24 balls and roll into coconut flakes if desired.
  4. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for a quick and healthy snack!
Notes
  1. All ingredients can be substituted for others that you have on hand or prefer. This is a recipe I put together that I thought was really yummy!
  2. It's optional to roll them into something at the end. It just makes it even tastier and look pretty!
Adapted from Fun Doodles
Adapted from Fun Doodles
Peas of Cake http://peasofcake.net/
Serving size: 1 (based on a batch of 24) Calories: 115 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g Trans Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: 6 g Sodium: 29 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 0

Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites
Yields 24
Nut butter, oats, nuts, dried fruit, honey and other mix-in’s of your choice rolled into a delicious yet healthy bite size treat. There’s just enough healthy fat, protein and fiber to give you long lasting “energy” and help curb your appetite. The perfect pick me up breakfast, snack or desert for both adults and the kiddos.
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter)
  2. 1/3 c. honey
  3. 1 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. pinch of salt (if needed or using no added salt nut butter)
  6. 1/2 c. dried apple slices
  7. 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  9. 1/2 c. ground flax (optional, could use another dry ingredient, wheat/oat/germ bran, other nuts/seeds)
  10. Chia seeds (to roll ball into)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the nut butter, honey, vanilla, salt (if using) in a large bowl and stir to combine. If yours is difficult to combine, you can microwave for a few seconds, although I didn't need to do this. If you refrigerate your nut butter, it may be best to leave it at room temperature before mixing.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in additional fruit/nuts if your mixture seems to be too sticky or not at the right consistency you'd like.
  3. Roll out the mixture into about 20-24 balls and roll into chia seeds if desired.
  4. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for a quick and healthy snack!
Notes
  1. All ingredients can be substituted for others that you have on hand or prefer. This is a recipe I put together that I thought was really yummy!
  2. It's optional to roll them into something at the end. It just makes it even tastier and look pretty!
Adapted from Food Doodles
Adapted from Food Doodles
Peas of Cake http://peasofcake.net/
Serving size: 1 (based on a batch of 24) Calories: 98 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g Trans Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 10 g Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 23 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 0

Sunflower and Fig Energy Bites
Yields 24
Nut butter, oats, nuts, dried fruit, honey and other mix-in’s of your choice rolled into a delicious yet healthy bite size treat. There’s just enough healthy fat, protein and fiber to give you long lasting “energy” and help curb your appetite. The perfect pick me up breakfast, snack or desert for both adults and the kiddos.
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter)
  2. 1/3 c. honey
  3. 1 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. pinch of salt (if needed or using no added salt nut butter)
  6. 1/2 c. ground flax (optional, could use another dry ingredient, wheat/oat/germ bran, other nuts/seeds)
  7. 1/2. c dried figs, chopped into small pieces
  8. 1/2 c. roughly chopped dark chocolate chips
  9. Sunflower seeds (to roll balls into)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the nut butter, honey, vanilla, salt (if using) in a large bowl and stir to combine. If yours is difficult to combine, you can microwave for a few seconds, although I didn't need to do this. If you refrigerate your nut butter, it may be best to leave it at room temperature before mixing.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in additional fruit/nuts if your mixture seems to be too sticky or not at the right consistency you'd like.
  3. Roll out the mixture into about 20-24 balls and roll into sunflower seeds if desired.
  4. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for a quick and healthy snack!
Notes
  1. All ingredients can be substituted for others that you have on hand or prefer. This is a recipe I put together that I thought was really yummy!
  2. It's optional to roll them into something at the end. It just makes it even tastier and look pretty!
Adapted from Food Doodles
Adapted from Food Doodles
Peas of Cake http://peasofcake.net/
Serving size: 1 (based on a batch of 24) Calories: 108 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 13 g Sugar: 8 g Sodium: 15 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 0

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