This super easy no bake energy bites recipe is customizable, and made without any added sugars! Full of fiber and protein from peanut butter, flax seeds, and dried fruits.
You know the one thing I like about daylight savings? The fact that I have something to blame my ongoing exhaustion on for at least a few weeks twice a year. Sorry I can’t adult today, I don’t even know what time/day/year it is right now.
Which is why this great balls of oats are a L-I-F-E saver to have locked and loaded in the freezer. Coffee in one hand, energy bite in the other…while I hit the snooze button one (hundred) more times.
That is, if I can get to them before Mr. Rob does. Good thing they are the easiest darn tootin’ thing since sliced bread…or these bean burgers which might actually be even easier. I don’t make the rules.
The best part? These QT’s might as well be called yoga bites, cuz they be FLEXIBLE. No raisins? Use cranz. Hate peanut butter? GO TO HELL…or use sunflower seed butter. Your choice.
Here’s some of my favorite ways to mix them up!
Peanut Butter – swap for almond or cashew butter.
Raisins – swap for chopped, dried apricots or blueberries.
Sunflower seeds – swap for chopped walnuts, almonds, or all three.
A lot of my recipes are more like templates. I give you the base. You give me the treble. They’re perfectly fine on their own, but are open to your imagination. Much like when I try to tell stories…like this. I’ll be stopping now.
Money-Saving Tips For These No Bake Energy Bites:
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing a big container of oats, seeds, and dried fruits is more cost-effective than smaller sizes. Use the leftovers for breakfast meals, or make a double batch of these for the freezer.
- Use cups. While I normally buy the bulk size for ingredients, I utilize the individual cups of applesauce for these. Each cup is the perfect amount you need for the recipe, and I don’t have to throw out the leftovers if I don’t use it.
- Buy store brands. Utilize store brands for ingredients such as cinnamon, oats, and applesauce for a more inexpensive option that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or quality.
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Super Easy No Bake Energy Bites — The perfect on the go snack recipe made with a few simple ingredients, and no sugar added!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup nuts/seeds (sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, etc)
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed (or hemp seeds, chia seeds)
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries, chopped apricots, dried blueberries, etc)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (the runny kind)
- In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients.
- Add the remaining two, and stir to combine.
- With your hands, press mixture into 12-15 balls.
- Store in airtight container, and store in refrigerator up to 4 days, or in freezer up to 2 weeks.
- Mixing and forming with your hands works best. Make sure to press them tightly to help them stay together better.
- These are best kept in the freezer for storage. They defrost rather quickly for snacking on, or can even be heated for 10 seconds if in a rush.
- Category: snack
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 118
- Sugar: 3
- Sodium: 18
- Fat: 6
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 5
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 15
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 4
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: snack, bite, healthy, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, no sugar, oats
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