Energy Bites

Even my feeble kitchen skills can handle this recipe from Women’s Running magazine. They’re gluten-free and honestly taste great. They remind me of raw oatmeal cookie dough, which is two huge thumbs up in this girl’s opinion.

Peanut-Butter-Protein-Bites

The original recipe is here, but I’ll re-post.

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup light agave syrup
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
Add 1 cup oats, agave, peanut butter, and coconut to a large mixing bowl and set aside. Next, place dates, 1 cup rolled oats, and chia seeds in food processor. Pulse ingredients until dates and oats are finely chopped. Add processed mixture to ingredients in the large mixing bowl and blend until combined. Add chocolate chips and stir until well mixed.

Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes before scooping heaping teaspoonfuls into your hands to roll into small bites. Recipe yields approximately 18 bites. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.

Yum.

One thought on “Energy Bites

  1. They sound good, especially the dates part, but it is a bit disingenuous for the author of the recipe to bill these as ‘protein’ bites when they are mostly sugar and carbs.

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