If you’re looking for a healthy snack that will help keep you full between meals, then these no-bake protein bites are for you! This bite-sized snack is packed with protein and healthy fats from the peanut butter and fibre from the chia seeds and oats; plus it has a touch of sweetness from honey and chocolate chips! This recipe is so easy to whip together – it only takes about five minutes. They are great to take on the go on busy days or to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Another major pro about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any fancy equipment. In the past, I have seen recipes for protein balls, but they required a food processor or a blender. As simple and easy as this recipe is, it can be customized in so many ways to fit your personal taste. You can use a different kind of nut butter, such as almond butter, or you can add additional ingredients like dried cranberries or toasted coconut shreds. You can even add cocoa powder to make them chocolate protein bites. If you like a bit of crunch, add some healthy fats like crushed walnuts or almonds. This recipe really is yours to perfect!
All you need for this simple recipe is a bowl, a spoon for mixing and these six delicious ingredients! (or more if you decide to change things up!)
· 1 cup rolled oats
· 2/3 cups crunchy peanut butter
· 2 teaspoons chia seeds
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 2 tablespoons honey
· ¼ cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
· Dried cranberries
· Toasted coconut shreds
· Crushed almonds
· Crushed walnuts
· Cocoa powder
Note: If optional ingredients are added, more peanut butter may be needed to hold the protein bites together.
1. Combine rolled oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and mix.
2. Add chocolate chips and mix until evenly combined.
3. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls.
4. Ready to serve! You can eat them right away or store them in the fridge.
Note: This recipe makes 10-12 protein bites. Store them in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for up to two months.