No baking energy bites simple + healthy
Simple and delicious No Bake Energy Bites-filled with honey, flaxseed, chocolate chips, oatmeal and peanut butter, these energy balls are perfect for hand!
We love these bite-sized things, they are full of vitamins and delicious! Some other popular ones include these energy balls, oatmeal cookie energy balls and our peanut butter energy bite.
Don’t bake for victory + health
Did you know that only 8% of goal setters really stick to their New Year’s resolutions? This is a pretty sad percentage! We don’t want you to fall into that 92% dilemma, so this year we will launch a practical No Bake Energy Bites recipe, it will not increase your feelings. 😉
These energy bites are similar to this recipe, but with some changes. We omitted the coconut and mixed oatmeal and chocolate chips, which I think changed the texture slightly. We like these two recipes, but like to change everything, so glad we tried this version.
This recipe has many natural ingredients that can increase energy, but it also contains natural fats that are good for you.
How to make no-bake energy bites
First, you will use a food processor or blender to grind oatmeal and chocolate chips into powder.
From there, you mix the grated oatmeal/chocolate chips with the flaxseed in the bowl. Add peanut butter (creamy or thick) and vanilla.
Heat the honey in the microwave for about 15 seconds, then add it to the mixture. Stir until combined. We often stir by hand, and then let it refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes.
Then, we grab the small pieces and roll them into 1-inch pieces.
Can I use instant oats? A small amount of instant oats is fine, as they are just chopped oatmeal. Make sure that the processing time of instant oats is shorter than the processing time of oatmeal, otherwise you will end up with oat flour.
Peanut butter substitute? If you cannot eat peanut butter, you can try nut butters such as almond butter or sunflower seed butter. It changes the taste and may change the texture slightly, but they are a good substitute.
How do I grind flaxseed? You can find flaxseed that has been ground, called flaxseed meal, or you can grind it yourself using a food processor, blender, or coffee grinder. I will grind oats and flaxseed separately because they may require different grinding times to get the correct texture.
Tips, tricks + storage
Energy bite: Be sure to keep the proportions of the mixture consistent with the combined ingredients (peanut butter and honey), otherwise you will end up with a crumbly mixture that does not form balls. But here are some other mixes:
- Flaxseed, Chia Seed
- Dried fruits, such as raisins, raisins, apricots
More chocolate base: Add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder when adding peanut butter.
- If the balls do not form well, cool them in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
- Unsweetened and sweetened coconuts are interchangeable. You can also use toasted coconut.
- To keep them in shape, they need to be stored in the refrigerator. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Be sure to thaw them to soften them.
How do I store food that has no baking energy? Store the energy bar in an airtight container. Separate the layers with parchment or wax paper. They will be stored at room temperature for 1-2 days, in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen food before eating.
Even if we omit the coconut, you can definitely add or customize these energy balls according to your own preferences. We like them as they are, but next time we might try adding coconut to increase the flavor. 😉
More energy bites:
Preparation time 10 minutes
Put in the refrigerator for 10 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Calories 105 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a food processor or blender, grind the oatmeal and chocolate chips into powder.
In a bowl, mix the ground oats and flax seeds. Add peanut butter (cream or chunks) and vanilla.
Heat the honey for about 10 seconds to thin it out, then add it to the bowl. Stir well. Put in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
With your hands, round to the 1-inch bite. Put it in the freezer and enjoy later!