Oats Peanut Butter Bites is a tasty & healthy energy balls recipe made with oats, peanut butter, honey / maple syrup, mixed seeds, dried fruits etc. They are great for quick mid day or post workout snack or to pack in kids lunch box.
These Oatmeal Peanut Energy Bites are :
- No Bake
- Gluten Free
- High Protein
- Easy & quick to make
- Contain no refined sugar
The recipe for this oats & peanut butter energy balls is quite flexible as you can add or subtract ingredients from it as per your dietary requirement. If you are a chocolate lover, feel free to add some chocolate chips or cocoa powder. If you like to include nuts, feel free to add handful of chopped almonds or walnuts in them.
If you are looking for no bake or no cook recipes in which you can involve kids too, then this energy bites recipe is perfect. They are fun to make & you can set these in star, heart shaped moulds or simply roll them into balls.
I got this recipe from my brother who loves working out and have these high protein energy balls as his post workout snack. They are great to carry as mid day snack, pack in kids lunch box or for quick breakfast as they give an instant boost of energy.
Ingredients for peanut butter oats energy balls:
Rolled Oats: Here I have used here rolled oats for making energy balls. Oats are incredibly nutritious, loaded with vitamins & minerals, rich in antioxidants & excellent source of fibre. A single serving of rolled oats 1/2 cup (40 grams) has roughly 6 grams of protein & 150 calories. They are rich in fibre and packed with many other vitamins, minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus etc
Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter is good source of protein, magnesium and healthy fats (1 tbsp pf peanut butter has ~4 grams of protein). I like to use unsweetened 100% natural peanut butter. You can use plain, crunchy, honey roasted, chocolate or any peanut butter of your choice.
Mixed seeds: I have added chia seeds, pumpkin seeds in these energy balls. You can also add some flax seeds or flaxseed meal (ground flaxseeds). These bites let you include small quantities of these seeds in your everyday diet.
Dried berries: Feel free to add any dried berries like cranberries, strawberries or blueberries. If you are using unsweetened peanut butter, then these berries add natural sweetness and tartness to these bites
Flavouring: I have added small amount of vanilla extract to these energy balls. If you don’t want to add vanilla, you can also use little bit cinnamon powder.
Other Ingredients that can be added:
- Coconut Flakes
- Flaxseed Meal
- Chocolate Chips
- Finely Chopped Dates
- Chopped Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans or pistachios
More healthy recipes which you might like:
- Dates & Nuts Balls
- Apricot Bliss Balls
- No Bake Granola Bars
- Mango Overnight Oats
- Vegan Chocolate Oats Smoothie
I have also shared a quick tutorial on youtube channel of this recipe. If you have any doubts feel free to watch it. Do Like & SUBSCRIBE, if you like this recipe 😊 .
Youtube Video :
List of Ingredients:
- Whole Oats-3/4 cup
- Peanut Butter-1/2 cup
- Honey / Maple Syrup- 2 tbsp
- Chia Seeds- 2 tsp
- Pumpkin Seeds-1&1/2 tbsp
- Dried Cranberries- 2 tbsp
- Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
- Olive Oil-1 tsp (For brushing in mould)
(All additions & substitutions are discussed in detail in post above)
Steps To Prepare:
Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. I have used Whole Oats by Quaker brand. If you wish you can dry roast oats for 2-3 minutes before using in this recipe.
Mix all the ingredients well using spatula or hand. The mixture may seem sticky but don’t worry it will eventually set.
Take a silicon mould tray or any mould of your choice. Brush some olive oil in it.
Add roughly 1-2 tsp of mixture in each of the mould and press it using fingers.
(If you don’t have mould there is no issue, apply olive oil on your palms.Take 1-2 tsp of mixture and roll it between your palms to make balls our of it.)
Keep them in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set completely. Invert the mould tray over a plate or board & tap it from the back. The pieces will fall from the mould.
Oatmeal peanut butter bites are ready!! You can store these oatmeal peanut butter bites in an airtight jar in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
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(Mould Used : https://amzn.to/36kyOE4)
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