If you have volunteered at the Highway 9 Throwdown you’ll recognize these energy bites – if you were fast enough to get one!
These energy bites are quick to make and are a great snack to enjoy with your morning coffee or throw in your gym bag for a pre or post-workout snack. If you have ever done our Eat Less Crap Challenge or worked through an Individualized Nutrition Program with one of our coaches, you know we talk a lot about creating balanced meals and snacks with a protein, carb, and fat source. These little guys meet that criteria perfectly!
Prep Time: 25 minutes Servings: 20
1 ½ cups of rolled oats
5 tbsp of all-natural peanut butter
5 tbsp of maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla
¼ tsp of salt
½ cup of chocolate protein powder
¼ cup of mini chocolate chips (optional)
In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend the oats until a fine flour forms. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla and beat with a hand or stand mixer until smooth. Add the protein powder, oat flour, and salt and beat again until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll or scoop the dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough each). If chocolate chips fall to the bottom of the bowl, press them back into the dough when rolling. Place the finished bites on a plate lined with parchment paper.
Freeze the bites for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm. Store the bites in the freezer in a freezer bag for quick and easy snacks.
Macro Breakdown (with chocolate chips, per Energy Bite): Protein: 4g – Carbs: 11g – Fat: 3g
Have You Tried Them?
Convenient, kid-approved, and macro-friendly! Give these CFF Energy Bites a try and let us know what you think!