If you’ve been craving an oatmeal and raisin cookie but want something that will give you longer-lasting energy, then these are the ones Oatmeal Protein Energy Bites are the perfect solution.
They take less than 15 minutes to whip up and are great for pre-workout munching or to keep you going until your next meal. Although, to be honest, they also make an amazing dessert. 🙂
What you need to make them
- Almond butter- Natural, dripping almond butter works best. You want to make sure the ingredients are just toasted almonds (and salt if desired). Almond butter works well here because of its subtle flavor, but you can use any natural nut butter or seed butter (like sunflower butter or tahini) that you like. Just keep in mind that it changes the taste a bit.
- Pure Maple Syrup The consistency of pure maple syrup is great because it’s not as thick as honey, so it’s much easier to mix. That said, you could probably get away with substituting honey if you add a little more water to the recipe.
- vanilla extract Just a hint of vanilla gives these Energy Bites cookie vibes.
- Oatmeal- I prefer to use quick oatmeal (or puree oatmeal in a blender for a few seconds) for my no-bake recipes, as I find classic oatmeal a little too chewy if not baked. But you can try them either way and see what you like best.
- protein powder Plain protein powder or vanilla protein powder both work great in this recipe. If you don’t like protein powder, just substitute equal amounts of oatmeal instead.
- Cinammon- Ground cinnamon brings it all together for a classic oatmeal flavor. Feel free to use 1/2 teaspoon if you like a subtle cinnamon flavor, or a whole teaspoon for a nice cinnamon hit.
- Hemp (or Chia seeds)- These are technically optional, but I like to add a little for texture and health benefits.
- raisin Because you can’t have an oatmeal without raisins, am I right? Unless you hate raisins. In this case, I would substitute dried cranberries or chocolate chips.
MADE in a bowl
What I love about it is the how they are easy to make. You simply beat the wet ingredients together, add the dry ones and stir until a dough forms. Then scoop and roll into balls, done!
Want more healthy snack ideas?
Oatmeal Raisin Protein Energy Bites
These delicious bites are made with wholesome pantry ingredients and take just 15 minutes to make and pack with 6 grams of plant-based protein!
Servings: 20 bites
- ½ Cup natural almond butter, only ingredient should be roasted almonds (unless salted)
- ¼ Cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Cup oatmeal, or oatmeal
- ⅓ Cup Protein powder of your choice
- ½-1 teaspoon Cinammon
- 3 tablespoon hemp seeds
- pinch of sea salt, omit if almond butter is salted
- ½ Cup raisins
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
Add the oatmeal, protein powder, hemp speed, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl. Stir until a thick batter forms. Add a few tablespoons of water as needed until the dough is slightly moist. Finally stir in the raisins.
Using a spoon, scoop out one heaping tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. You end up with about 18-20 balls. Energy Bites can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 10G, Protein: 6G, Fat: 5G, Saturated Fatty Acids: 0.4G, Polyunsaturated fat: 2G, Monounsaturated fatty acids: 2G, Sodium: 42mg, Potassium: 104mg, Fiber: 2G, Sugar: 3G, Vitamin A: 12ie, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg