Lucas and I are big snack people, so healthy homemade snacks like these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are staples in our house. And as a bonus, they are super peanut buttery, require minimal ingredients, and come together in 20 minutes! I particularly enjoy this energy ball recipe because it tastes like a super peanut buttery oatmeal cookie with a hint of cinnamon.
Bite-Sized Healthy Snack
As lovers of snacks and anything and everything peanut butter, Lucas and I love the taste of a good energy bite, but one non-taste related thing I love about them is the size! They're small, nutrient dense, and perfect for a quick bite.
With protein from peanut butter and collagen, heart healthy fats from flax and peanut butter, fiber from old fashioned oats and flax, and natural sweetness from dates and honey, these tasty Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are a great bite-sized healthy snack that will fill and fuel you without weighing you down!
Whether you're in need of an afternoon pick me up or a post-workout snack, you can't go wrong with one or two of these energy bites. They're also so good with coffee!
How to Make Energy Bites
Have you ever made energy bites? These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are super easy to make, require just 8 ingredients, and last for weeks in the fridge. I'll walk you through how to make this energy bite recipe:
The first thing you need to do to make these energy bites is soak the dates in warm water. This makes them softer and easier to puree.
Next, you'll add the soaked dates and all the wet ingredients (peanut butter, honey, and vanilla) to a blender or food processor to puree until smooth.
After the wet ingredients are pureed, you can transfer the wet ingredients to a mixing bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients. Mix, mix, mix until all the ingredients are well dispersed.
Finally, you will role them into balls! I prefer using a food scale so that they are all the same volume (28 g), but that is not required. The recipe should make 14-16 energy bites that are the size of a rounded tablespoon.
Enough talking about these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites, let's make the!
What's in This Recipe?
Dates – natural sweetener; contains fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals
Unsweetened peanut butter – contains vitamin E, healthy fats, fiber, and plant based protein
Honey – natural sweetener; contains antioxidants, prebiotics, and a variety of vitamins and minerals
Vanilla extract – adds flavor
Oats* – contains energizing carbohydrates, rich in fiber and B vitamins
Flaxmeal – rich in omega 3 fatty acids
Collagen powder – contains amino acids (the building blocks of protein)
Seasonings – cinnamon and salt
Notes: Make these energy bites gluten free* by using certified gluten free oats.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 14-16 energy bites
5 dates, soaked and pitted
1/3 cup drippy unsweetened peanut butter
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned oats*
2 tbsp. flaxmeal
2 scoops collagen peptides
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
First, soak the dates in warm water for 5-10 minutes until softened. Dry them with a paper towel and remove the pits.
Add the soaked and pitted dates, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer the peanut butter mixture to a medium-sized. mixing bowl.
Add the oats, flaxmeal, collagen powder, cinnamon, and salt to the peanut butter mixture. Mix until smooth.
Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Store in the fridge in a glass container.
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