Breakfast Energy Bites

Breakfast Energy Bites

Breakfast Energy Bites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, I am sure that most of you moms have a kiddo or two that’s picky.

I do too.  My oldest can be choosy when it comes to food and some of the medication he takes makes him not hungry certain times of the day.  Getting him to eat enough protein is challenging most days.

Luckily I found this recipe on The Recipe Critic for Protein Poppers that my kids will actually eat.  Even my oldest will eat them most of the time.

I’ve made a couple of changes to the original recipe in order to add some more “healthy stuff”.  I swapped some of the flaxseed for Chia seeds and instead of chocolate chips, I substituted Mini M&Ms.

Okay, the M&M’s aren’t healthy, but I figure most kids who like chocolate will at least give something a try if there are M&Ms in it.

I love these bites because they are no-bake, full of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Even with all that stuff, they still taste delicious.

Breakfast Energy Bites might not be the prettiest food you’ll ever eat, but give them a try.

If you like peanut butter and chocolate and want a quick breakfast or snack you can grab on your way out the door, you’ll love them….and your kids might too.

Quick note: if you don’t like or have Chia seeds, just swap for flaxseed.

You could also use almond butter or something similar in place of peanut butter.  Lots of other items could be added as well including dried fruit, nuts, and even dark chocolate chunks.

I usually double the recipe, that way I get about 25-30 bites.  They keep in the refrigerator really well.

Breakfast Energy Bites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Energy Bites

Breakfast Energy Bites

Serves 8-10
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hours, 15 minutes
Allergy Peanuts
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable
Breakfast Energy Bites are no-bake, full of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and they actually taste good! They are great to grab on the way out the door for a quick breakfast or as a snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup Mini M&Ms
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Note

If you don't have or don't like Chia seeds you can just use flax seed in its place.

You can also replace the peanut butter with almond butter or something similar.

Additionally, you could add all types of goodies to these bites, including dried fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate chunks.

Finally, I usually double the recipe, that way I get about 25-30 bites.  They keep in the refrigerator really well.

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, mix rolled oats, coconut flakes, peanut butter, chia seeds, flax seed, honey, and vanilla.
Combine well and then add M&Ms. The mixture will be thick and give your arms a workout, but you need to make sure everything is mixed well.
Chill the mixture in the fridge for an hour so that it will be easier to roll the mixture into balls.
After the mixture is chilled, roll the balls into about a 1 inch diameter. Enjoy!
(We like to keep the bites refrigerated)

4 Comments

  1. Jill

    Thanks for the great recipe option. Think it would be okay without the coconut, or a replacement for it?

    Reply
    1. Summer (Post author)

      The coconut flakes don’t add too much to the taste (I am not a big fan of coconut) but are really there for texture. So, you could replace it with a nut that you like or add more oats. You could even use wheatgerm. I have sometimes used rice krispies when I was out of one ingredient and those worked well too. Thanks for the question. I hope you like them.

      Reply
  2. Nicole

    do you know roughly how many calories are in each ball?

    Reply
    1. Summer (Post author)

      I don’t have any idea about the calorie count. I’m sorry. Let me look into that and I will let you know.

      Reply

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