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Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites

Loaded oatmeal cookie energy bites are a quick and healthy portable snack option that satisfies every craving! Just as the name suggests, they’re “loaded” with ingredients that are both delicious and nutrient-dense.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oatmeal balls 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used a mix of white and semi-sweet)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup crushed pretzels or pretzel thins
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Pulse half of the oats in a food processor or blender to make oat flour. This will help the mixture stick together.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients (oats through cinnamon) in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Add peanut butter, honey and vanilla to a small bowl and stir until fully combined.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and use the back of a spoon to fully incorporate. 
  6. Use a 1.5 Tbsp scoop to portion mixture in 16 balls, and roll between your hands. Place on lined sheet pan. Eat right away or refrigerate for 30 minutes before transferring to a food storage container.

Equipment

Notes

  • The equipment section above provides affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and love! 
  • These are best stored in the refrigerator. Eat within one week or freeze. 
  • Sub any nut butter for the peanut butter. 
  • To make vegan: use pure maple syrup instead of the honey and be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips.

Nutrition

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