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  • Writer's pictureTraci Moren

No-Bake Energy Bites

An easy treat for the kids that also supports milk supply with oatmeal – a win-win!

home made energy balls in a bowl

These “No-Bake Energy Bites” are from the great kids' food blog Smashed Peas & Carrots. They are a favorite in our house (and pretty much anywhere I bring them). We just call them “peanut butter balls.” My son and I make them together. They’re great for satisfying a sweet tooth while still providing fiber, protein, and Omegas. Plus, the oatmeal is great for supporting the milk supply.


They are convenient to have on hand when you're short on time and just need something quick to grab and go, especially with little ones. I’ve tried almond and cashew butter, but I like the peanut butter the best.

A quick grab-and-go treat, especially with little ones around.

You can replace the chocolate chips with raisins if you don’t want the extra sugar. If you keep the chocolate chips, I highly recommend sticking with the mini ones - the regular-size ones make it difficult to get the balls to stick together. Otherwise, they are super-forgiving, so have fun and experiment! You could even try adding galactagogues such as fennel or brewer’s yeast.


No-Bake Energy Bites

Prep time: 30 minutes

Serves: 18-20 bites


Ingredients

  •  1 cup oatmeal

  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)

  • ⅓ cup honey

  • 1 cup coconut flakes

  • ½ cup ground flaxseed (or hempseed)

  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp vanilla


Optional:

  • Raisins

  • Almond or cashew butter

  • Fennel

  • Brewer’s yeast


Method


  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.

  2. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

  3. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy!

  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

  5. Or, make 2 batches, and put half of the balls in the freezer for later!


home made energy balls

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