Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bites

These no-bake bites make a great snack or sweet-treat to have on hand. The added protein and fiber helps provide sustained energy.

 1 cup old fashioned oats
 ½ cup natural peanut butter (look for a brand with just two ingredients - peanuts and salt)
 ¼ cup honey or real maple syrup
 ¼ cup protein powder of choice
 ¼ cup ground flaxseed
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1-2 tbsp liquid like almond milk, milk, or water

1

Add the oats, peanut butter, protein powder, flaxseed, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

2

Slowly add 1 tablespoon of liquid at a time until mixture can hold together. Depending on how drippy your peanut butter is, you may need more or less liquid.

3

Scoop tablespoon size servings of mixture and roll into balls. Wet hands with water to roll dough if it is too sticky. Place in a single layer on wax paper. Store in a sealed container in fridge for up to a week. Freeze for up to a month.

Recipe Notes

  • OMIT PROTEIN POWDER: If you don't like protein powder you can replace it with the same amount of almond flour or oat flour.
  • ADD-IN'S: Add a little pizzazz to these energy bites by mixing in up to a 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, dried fruit, or chopped nuts.
  • SWAP THE PEANUT BUTTER: Any natural nut butter will work in this recipe. Try almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter. You may need to add an extra splash or two of liquid to get the mixture to hold together.

  • Recipe from: Health Matters

    Ingredients

     1 cup old fashioned oats
     ½ cup natural peanut butter (look for a brand with just two ingredients - peanuts and salt)
     ¼ cup honey or real maple syrup
     ¼ cup protein powder of choice
     ¼ cup ground flaxseed
     1 tsp vanilla extract
     1-2 tbsp liquid like almond milk, milk, or water

    Directions

    1

    Add the oats, peanut butter, protein powder, flaxseed, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

    2

    Slowly add 1 tablespoon of liquid at a time until mixture can hold together. Depending on how drippy your peanut butter is, you may need more or less liquid.

    3

    Scoop tablespoon size servings of mixture and roll into balls. Wet hands with water to roll dough if it is too sticky. Place in a single layer on wax paper. Store in a sealed container in fridge for up to a week. Freeze for up to a month.

    Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bites