Energy Bites

energy bites made with oatmeal

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.

energy bites with honey and oatmeal

*Photography and styling by Amy Mikkelsen

4 comments:

  1. Yum!! These will be great snacks for me during busy season, so I'll have to make them! I keep all those ingredients on hand, too. It was so good to see you today!!

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    1. Great seeing you today too! Good luck during busy season and let's catch up after that's over.

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  2. They look and sound fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.

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