Because I work out quite a lot, one of my favorite snacks during the day – before or after my workout are energy bites. I like making all kinds of energy bites to diversify flavors and textures, and get a different kind of snack each and every time.
Making energy balls ahead is something you can do even once a month, keep them in the freezer, and enjoy a delicious treat all the time. I like to make a large batch of these and keep them for up to two months.
These peanut butter and oatmeal energy bites are packed with goodness! They are made of dates, oatmeal and peanut butter and are so easy to make. They make a great little pre-workout snack. The oatmeal adds some fiber, the peanut butter increases the protein value and adds good fats, the nuts add fun crunchiness between each and every bite, and these are truly perfect!
As always with energy bites, it’s really easy to prepare them. Put all the ingredients in a food processor, process into a uniform mixture and form small walnut-sized balls. The preparation is very fast and the result is delicious. These are just the kinds of sweets I like to have for any time!
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Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Energy bites
For the oatmeal energy bites:
- 500 grams (1 pack) date paste (or pitted large Madjhool dates)
- 100 grams (1 cup) whole oats or oatmeal
- 120 grams (1/2 cup) natural smooth peanut butter
- Pinch of salt
- 100 grams (1 cup) ground nuts
In a food processor with a steel blade, place dates, oats, peanut butter, salt and nuts and process into a uniform paste.
Make balls the size of a walnuts and roll tightly.
Keep refrigerated until serving.
- The energy bites are kept in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or up to two months in the freezer.
- You can use any type of nuts you like.
- It is important to use natural peanut butter for a particularly healthy result.