Energy bites are a bit of a wonder. These peanut butter and oat energy bites have been made a million different ways and I’m not sure I make them the same way two times in a row. But you know what? They are good every time.
They are called energy bites for a reason. They are a concentrated form of energy, carbohydrates to be exact. This is quick energy, but also a good amount of fiber and protein to keep you full.
Three of these bites will give you almost 5 grams of fiber and over 7 grams of protein – that’s not to bad for a sweet treat. And I can’t help but drink a glass of water when I eat them. All of that equals a snack that is filling and satisfying.
Here’s a secret about energy bites — they are pretty dang versatile. Yep, there is no secret formula. If they are too dry, you can add more peanut butter. Too wet? Add extra oats = more fiber.
You can leave the chocolate chips out or add chopped dried fruit. There are so many ways to switch these up, you’ll never have to make the same one twice. What you will know is that it’s a great way to get more oats and flax in your diet.
Make some today – pop them in the fridge, and snack all week long.Print
1/3 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1/4 cup ground flaxseed, or flaxseed meal
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Add peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds or until peanut butter is very soft.
Add all other ingredients to the bowl in the order listed and stir together.
Roll into 15, 1″ balls
If the mixture is too sticky, wet your hands before rolling.