This no-bake protein energy bites recipe is a huge hit in my house, including my semi-picky husband (he’s come a long way with food since we’ve met).
Protein bars can get really expensive. I’m all about working smarter, not harder in the kitchen. That’s where this no-bake protein energy bites recipe comes in handy. My kids especially love getting involved with the rolling part.
On a rainy Sunday, we often will make a massive batch and freeze them for future use. Feel free to substitute almond butter or sunflower butter if you have a peanut allergy in your house too.
This recipe is very customizable to what your family enjoys best. I have tried using the peanut butter powder to cut down the fat content, but the texture was just not quite as good as using regular nut butter. But, if you trialed the powder-water ratio, it could potentially work well.
Add oats, chocolate chips, flaxseed, nut butter, honey, vanilla extract, dried fruit and protein powder together in a large bowl; form into balls using your hands. Arrange in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze until set.
Note: These are a huge hit in our house and I often double or triple the recipe.
Nutrition info (using peanut butter): Serving size based on 24 bites/batch: 1 bite
116 calories Total fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 36 mg Carbohydrates: 14 g Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g