These chocolate chip oatmeal energy bites are perfect for a quick snack or breakfast! They’re no-bake, healthy, and delicious, plus free of the top 8 allergens!
Isn’t everything just more fun when it’s in miniature? Miniature poodles, doll houses, miniature golf…and even miniature food. Little bite-sized snacks and treats are just more fun, aren’t they?
And if you have little ones, you might be searching for a new snack for them to try after school, or to pack in their lunchboxes.
These chocolate chip oatmeal energy bites are just the thing to try! They have oats, mini chocolate chips, and sunflower seed butter for a delicious combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
What are energy bites?
Energy bites are no-bake snacks that have a variety of fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They often contain oats, dried fruit, and some kind of nut or seed butter.
Are oatmeal energy bites good for you?
Yes, energy bites are a good snack for after school or post-workout. With a healthy fat like sunbutter, fiber from oatmeal, and natural sweeteners, these nut free energy bites are a good choice when you need to eat a snack.
What can I use instead of sunbutter in these energy bites?
You can use any seed or nut butter that works for your specific dietary needs. The sunbutter helps hold the energy balls together, so any variety of seed butter that is thick will work. Try pumpkin seed butter – you can even make your own with a combination of seeds!
Can I leave the cheerios out of this recipe?
Yes, you can leave them out! Just use more oats, or even a different cereal if that works for you.
Can I use a different sweetener in this recipe?
Yes, you can use honey or even date syrup in place of the maple syrup if you like.
What’s so good about these chocolate chip oatmeal energy bites?
- they’re quick and easy to make
- they’re free of the top 8 food allergens
- you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week
- they are delicious and filling
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bites (Nut Free).
- Place the oats and Cheerios into a food processor and pulse until they are coarsely ground up.
- Add the maple syrup and sunbutter, and pulse until a thick dough forms.
- Stop the food processor and stir in the chocolate chips.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into balls, and place them in a container with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Store energy bites in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for about one week.
You can leave out the cheerios and use more oats if you like.
If you want to add some dried fruit instead of chocolate chips, you can do that.
This post was originally published in April 2016.