As much as I love snacking it’s so hard to find “healthy” snacks, especially on the go. These peanut butter oat energy bites are perfect any time of day to satisfy your hunger and cravings.
With only 8 ingredients (most of them probably already in your pantry) these are very easy and quick to make.
When it comes to the oats, make sure you’re using quick rolled oats since we will not be cooking any of the ingredients. I know everyone has their favorite peanut butter, but if you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s ‘No Stir Creamy’ you MUST. It’s so creamy and tasty (approved by my dog Rey as well).
You’re going to mix all the ingredients up in one bowl. The maca powder I randomly came across at the grocery store one day. It has an earthy nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the peanut butter and oats so you don’t even taste that it’s there. As far as benefits go: it is said to be energy boosting, hormone regulating, mood elevating, and improve brain function. Seems like it belongs in an energy bite to me!
Once you stir it all together, cover the bowl and put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Now comes the fun part, rolling them into balls! I used a melon-baller (not sure if that’s the official name lol) to keep the sizes uniform, they were about 1 inch each.
Once you’re done store them in the fridge and happy snacking!
See assembly video below!
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The perfect snack to give you that extra boost during the day. With peanut butter, oats, maca powder, and more!
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 30 min
- Yield: 20–22 balls 1x
- 1 cup quick rolled oats
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together
- Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes
- Remove from refrigerator, roll into 1-inch balls, store in refrigerator.
Keywords: energy bites, snack