Healthy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

healthy no bake energy bites with chia seeds and flax

Easy, healthy snack or treat!

If you love a good peanut butter/honey combo, then you will love these – regardless of if you are trying to eat healthier or not. My whole family thinks they are delicious!

I’ve been cleaning up my eating (I love this cleanse) and trying to make things from scratch rather than buying processed foods full of chemicals!  (Side note – if you want to do the same cleanse we’re doing here at Fabulessly Frugal, you’ve got to watch our class all about how to detox/cleanse your gut!!).

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unsweetened coconut flakes getting toasted in a skillet

To toast the coconut flakes, I just cook them briefly in a skillet over medium heat, shaking from side to side to stir things up every minute or so. You’ll know they are done when most of the pieces are a light golden brown and the aroma becomes stronger.

(In the photo above the coconut is just starting to brown, so I cooked it for another minute or so more. You can see the finished product in the photo below.)

healthy no bake energy bites ingredients

These particular energy bites consist of oats, toasted coconut, peanut butter, ground flax seed, honey, vanilla, and chia seeds. Of course, mini chocolate chips would be awesome in there too, just not quite as healthy. 😉

You can choose to add either of the optional ingredients or leave either out. Either way these bites are yummy!

no bake energy bites recipe scoop and roll into balls

I like to get about a tablespoon of the mixture with my cookie scoop. It seems like just the right amount to make each ball. I scoop, then squish it together with my hands so it will stick, then gently shape and roll it into a ball. Storing these yummy bites in the refrigerator or freezer works well. I’m going to double this recipe next time around and keep the extras stashed away in the freezer!

This recipe is TERRAfit-friendly if you skip the chocolate chips (cacao nibs would be okay though).

Healthy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 20-25 balls

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Calories per serving: 96

Fat per serving: 6.3

Healthy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

For an even lower calorie/fat option, consider using powdered peanut butter. Our favorite is PB2!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  2. Once chilled, take about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, squish it together and roll into a ball.
  3. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. (They also freeze well.)
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This recipe is slightly adapted from Gimme Some Oven.


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