Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are the answer to your pre-workout snack or that midday sweets craving. I feel like all of the energy bite recipes I find include some kind of peanut butter or nut butter. While I love me some almond butter or peanut butter, I wanted to create an energy bite that went outside that flavor profile. These Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites definitely deliver. Don’t worry, I have a chocolate chip peanut butter flavored energy bite on the blog, if that’s what you’re after.
I tried to keep the ingredient list short, but feel free to add hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, or any other healthy add in. The beauty of an energy bite is that you get all of this healthy stuff in one convenient bite. I use Tone it Up Vanilla Protein powder in these, but you can use your protein powder of choice. If you don’t want to add protein powder, feel free to just add in another 1/2 cup of oats. Protein powder is not needed to make these. Just note that you won’t taste the vanilla as much.
These oatmeal cookie energy bites are vegan and gluten free if you replace the honey with maple syrup and ensure you use gluten free oats. Bob’s Red Mill brand makes great gluten free oats and I have found them in most grocery stores. The chewy texture and the warmth of the cinnamon in these will remind you of your favorite comfort food cookie. The cinnamon dusting on the outside is optional , but highly recommended. Cinnamon is a super food in itself. It not only lends sweetness, but it is also shown to reduce blood sugar.
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Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
- 1 1/2 cups Rolled Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder I use Tone it Up Brand.
- 1/3 cup Walnuts
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted
- 4 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Golden Raisins or Dates
In the bowl of a food processor place the oats, protein powder, and walnuts. Pulse into they are slightly ground up.
Add in the coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon. Pulse until things start sticking together.
Add in the golden raisins or dates (if using) and pulse a little more. The mixture should hold together between your fingers.
Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Freeze for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and transfer bites to an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Vegan- Use maple syrup instead of honey.
Gluten Free- Make sure you use Gluten Free Oats.