These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Completely customizable and take just minutes to make!
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Avoid getting “hangry” with these energy bites.
I always have these bites on hand to grab-and-go because if I don’t pack snacks with me for the day, I get serious “hangrxiety”. Hungry, angry, and anxious. Never a good combo. Avoid the hunger with these perfect little morsels–filled with amazing protein and fiber to keep you fuller longer.
How do I make energy bites?
First, mix everything together
Start with a base of rolled oats. Then, add in all other ingredients of your choice. Customize this recipe template with your favorite nut butter, add-ins, liquid, and sweetener.
Instead of running to the store, head over to your pantry and see what ingredients you have on hand to throw in for the “add-ins of your choice” portion. Everything from cereal to nuts to a broken chocolate bar is welcome in these guys. Feel free to use just one add-in ingredient or a mixture of several.
Then, stick the mixture in the freezer
Chilling for 20-30 minutes makes the mixture easier to roll. If you’re short on time you can skip this step and go right into rolling the bites–but expect sticky hands!
Finally, roll the mixture into bites
Use your hands to roll into balls. This recipe will make for 12 large bites or 24 smaller bites.
Customize for the holidays.
It’s easy to create create festive, colored bites for different holidays. Simply add 1/4 cup of oats into a bowl with 15-30 drops of food coloring and give it a stir. Try red and green food coloring for Christmas or red and blue for the Fourth of July. Then, simply roll your finished balls in the food-colored oats.
What should I add into my energy bites?
This recipe serves as a template for you to get creative customize to your liking. Here’s a few favorite flavor ideas for the 1/2 cup “add-ins of your choice” portion of the recipe to get you started:
- Coconut Matcha Bites: matcha powder, coconut flakes, chia seeds (get recipe here)
- Pumpkin Energy Bites: starring fall-favorite, pumpkin puree (get recipe here)
- Chunky Monkey: mashed banana, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips
- Berry Bites: dried blueberries, dried cranberries, goji berries
- Nuts about Nuts: sliced almonds, chopped pecans, chopped cashews
- Omega-3 for Me: chia seeds, ground flax seed, chopped walnuts
- Chocolate Coconut: shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and chia seeds
If you come up with a cool flavor combo for this recipe, I would love to see!
- 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
- 1/2 cup add-ins of your choice (dried fruit, rice krispies, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, chopped nuts, protein powder, collagen, etc... see above for more ideas)
- 1/2 cup nut or seed butter of your choice (peanut butter, almond butter, sun butter, etc)
- 1 tablespoon liquid of your choice (plant-based milk, dairy milk, water, coconut oil)
- 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Add oats, add-ins, nut or seed butter, and liquid to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
- Add in honey or maple syrup, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired sweetness. Stir until mixture starts to come together in a sticky ball. If mixture is still too dry, add in 1-2 more tablespoons of liquid.
- Place bowl in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to chill, then roll mixture into balls using hands.*
- Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Store any leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.
*This recipe will make 12 large bites or 24 smaller bites.