Oatmeal raisin energy bites are a healthy, family-friendly snack that taste like oatmeal cookie dough (but better for you!). They make a great snack to satisfy an afternoon sweet tooth, but without a pesky sugar crash!
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Why these oatmeal raisin energy bites are so good:
Because it's like eating oatmeal cookie dough - but safely! They're chewy, sweet, and a delicious snack that everyone in the family enjoys!
They're also pretty good for you, with complex carbohydrates for energy, minimal added sugar, and fiber, protein, and healthy fats to help keep your blood sugar and energy levels more stable. Oatmeal raisin energy bites make a great snack to help carry you over to your next meal AND satisfy that afternoon sweet tooth!
Key Ingredients Needed:
- Old-fashioned oats (be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you require gluten-free foods!)
- Shredded unsweetened coconut
- Almond butter (I prefer raw or roasted with no added sugar - look for the ingredients to be either just almonds or almonds and salt)
- Maple syrup (the real stuff!)
- Vanilla extract
Kitchen Tools & Equipment Needed:
It's a simple recipe so there is no fancy equipment required! Just a bowl, spoon, measuring cups and spoons, and clean hands!
How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites:
This energy bite recipe couldn't be easier! Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, roll into 18 balls, and then refrigerate for an hour until set!
If your almond butter is cold or thicker, it may be helpful to microwave it 10-20 seconds until it's more easily stirred.
Also - if you prefer not to roll the energy bites into balls, you can press them into a square pan, refrigerate, and then cut into small bars.
How do you store energy bites?
- Store in a covered, airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze energy bites?
- Yes! Energy bites can be frozen in an airtight, freezer-safe container or bag for up to three months.
How long do these oatmeal raisin energy bites stay good?
- They'll stay good in the refrigerator up to one week and freezer up to three months (if they last that long!) 😉
What if I don't like raisins?
- Use something else! We've also made them with variations of dried cranberries, dried cherries, mini chocolate chips, and almond slivers!
Are raw oats safe to eat?
- Raw oats are indeed safe to consume. Digestibility will be improved after soaking oats, but in a recipe like this, the amount of oats you eat in one or two bites is not a large amount. As with any foods high in fiber, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and with these bites to keep things moving with your digestion!
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Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites
- 1 cup old fashioned oats gluten-free if needed
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup raisins
- Mix all ingredients together until an even consistency forms.
- Using clean hands, roll dough into 18 energy balls.
- Refrigerate for one hour to help the energy balls better set.
- Enjoy! Energy bites can be stored in the refrigerator (up to one week) or the freezer (up to three months) in an airtight container.