Oat Bites

Updated: May 31, 2019



This Build Your Own series is one that I have been excited to share! Oat bites, energy balls, protein balls, or whatever you want to call them, make for the perfect snack for both kids and adults. The mix of healthy carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein, help us stabilize our blood sugar in between meals and stay focused and energized throughout the day. They are really quite simple to make and require NO baking! 


The base recipe you need is below but don't afraid to get creative. There is really no way to mess these up. If you notice your mixture isn't sticking good enough then just add more nut/seed butter or even some dates. Otherwise, there should me no other problems. For example, if you want to add more nuts, seeds, chocolate, etc., then go for it! It just means you will probably get more oat balls out of it - and there is definitely nothing wrong with that.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats

  • ¼-1/2 cup nut/seed butter

  • ¼ cup sweetener (maple syrup or honey)

  • ½ cup of add-ons you want (see options below)

  • ½ tsp vanilla or cinnamon  (or both) - optional

Oats: for the oats I recommend getting gluten-free rolled oats. Bob's Red Mill is a great brand and widely available. 


Nut/Seed Butters: Almond, peanut (limit and make sure its natural), cashew, brazil nut, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed.


Nuts/seeds: sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax meal, almonds, pistachios, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.

Other: coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, cacao, chocolate chips, dates, protein powder (1 scoop per batch)


Process:

1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until well mixed

2. Remove from food processor and roll into bite sized balls

3. Place in the fridge and let harden a bit before serving

4. Keep in the fridge for the week OR make a big batch and save in the freezer for later


Recipes:

Below are some recipes I created and I hope you enjoy them!




Option 1: Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup walnuts

  • ½ cup natural chunky peanut butter



Option 2: Cinnamon Pumpkin Bites

  • ½ cup oats

  • 1/8 cup honey

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seed butter

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon,

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds



Option 3: Vanilla Coconut Protein Bites

  • 1 cup oats

  • ¼ cup coconut flakes

  • ¼ cup brazil nuts

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein but if plain add ¼ tsp vanilla

  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter

Enjoy!

xo nic

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