During our snow days at home last week, I spent some time cleaning up my Pinterest boards. Needless to say there is a lot more organizing to do but I did stumble across several recipes that I had saved for a later time. Funny how that happens. I pin and pin and pin and then I forget to go back and execute. I realized my pinning efforts were useless and mindless if I never put my "pinsperation" into action!
These energy bites came up during my Pinterest purge and I thought to myself, "These could either be totally tasty or downright disgusting." A few moments later I was rolling up these energy bites and lucky for me, they were DELICIOUS! The best thing about these energy bites is that I keep most of the ingredients on hand at all times which makes them convenient. They also freeze wonderfully. These tiny treats pack a lot of protein and couple of these will take you through a busy morning no problem.
***** Energy Bites *****
(makes about 20 bites - adapted from Daydream Kitchen)
// Ingredients //
1 cup Old Fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup finely ground flaxseed
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (or milk chocolate chips)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
// Instructions //
Combine ingredients slowly with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. Then roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on wax paper. Store in the refrigerator or freezer in a sealed container.
*Photography and styling by Amy Mikkelsen