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High Fiber and Protein Energy Bites

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These protein energy bites will change the way you think about healthy snacking!  They’re filled with healthy ingredients designed to give you a boost of energy.  Plus, no baking is required, so they are super easy to make!

Looking for more healthy snack ideas? Here are a few of our favorites – Apple Cracker Stacks, Strawberry Lemonade Fruit Leather, and Chocolate Protein Brownies.

looking down on a bowl of no bake energy bites made with oats and raisins

No Bake Energy Bites

I have been looking for healthy snacks to help curb my sweet tooth and afternoon cravings for chocolate. These are a great snack to power you through the day, give to kids for after school snacks or to bring along to sports practice. These protein energy bites are a delicious combination of my favorite no-bake cookies and a healthy homemade granola bar recipe that my family loves. The result is what I call “High Fiber and Protein Energy Bites”.

Made with flaxseed and peanut butter, they both are high in protein.  The raisins and flaxseeds inside are also high in fiber.  The oatmeal and granola offer whole grains, while the walnuts and almonds offer healthy fatty omegas.  Finally, the syrup and honey, cocoa and vanilla offer a healthier option to sweeten the mix instead of using sugars, chocolate chips, etc.  To be honest, I never thought this much protein and fiber could taste so good! Give them a try and see if you fall in love with them too!

How To Make Energy Bites

Mix – Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl  and then mix everything until fully combined.  There’s no need to add the ingredients in any special order.  Just throw it all in and starting mixing.

Chill – Place the bowl into the refrigerator for about an hour to let the ingredients set to make the energy balls easier to form.

Let It Roll – Remove the mixture from the fridge and roll them into golf ball sized energy balls.  I will typically use a cookie scoop to make it a little easier.

a bowl of protein and high fiber energy bites

Recipe Tips

Honey Substitute – If you have a dietary restriction with honey, you can easily substitute it with maple syrup.

Mix It Up – Add or substitute any of your other favorite healthy ingredients to the recipe.

How To Store Them – Place the energy bites into an airtight container and keep them in the fridge.  They can be stored this way for about 2 weeks.

Can You Freeze Energy Bites – Yes, they can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.  Just make sure you place them in a freezer safe container before freezing them.  I usually make a triple batch and freeze the extras so I have plenty on hand.

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Energy Bites Recipe

These protein energy bites will change the way you think about healthy snacking!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 balls
Calories 112 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal {I used old fashioned organic oats}
  • ½ cup gluten-free granola mix
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup walnuts {or almonds}
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½ to ¾ cup maple syrup {you could also use 1/3 cup honey}*
  • 1 Tbsp natural cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients {in no particular order} in a mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
  2. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to let them set up.
  3. Remove from fridge and roll into golf ball sized balls.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • I chose not to use honey this go around because I’ve read that honey shouldn’t be consumed by children under 1 years of age and I am breastfeeding and didn’t want to chance anything. So maple syrup it was and it worked great!
Nutrition Facts
Energy Bites Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

two energy bites sitting on a wooden table with a bowl filled with more protein bites in the background

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer is a budget savvy mama, wife and blogger who shares haw to live a healthier life on less! Follow her lifestyle tips at BlissfullyEverAfter.net. She was a Somewhat Simple Creative Team member in 2012.

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