These tasty bites are easy to make, no-bake almond butter chocolate chip oatmeal bites that are the perfect for snacks and post-workout recovery.
No bake almond butter chocolate chip oatmeal energy ball
If you have a sweet tooth or a busy life, these no-bake energy balls are perfect for you. They are packed with nutrition but also will satisfy your sweet tooth craving.
One of the best parts of these is that all you have to do is combine all your ingredients, let the mixture chill in the fridge, roll it into balls and enjoy them.
One of the hardest parts about making these no-bake energy balls is not eating them all at the same time. These are great to make on your meal prep day and keep in the fridge. Then you can pull them out when you need a little something sweet.
What to include in almond butter oatmeal balls
Oats: One of my favorite whole grains. They are cheap, easy to find (and easy to get gluten-free if needed), and just plain fun. I typically use old fashioned oats. They make for a chewier bite.
Unsweetened coconut: It adds texture and flavor.
Almond butter: I used an organic natural almond butter I picked up from the store. If you use a more traditional peanut butter, you might need to increase the amount by a few tablespoons or add a bit more honey so that they stick together. Natural butters have a bit more moisture in it than traditional almond butter and peanut butter, which helps this recipe form into balls.
Ground flaxseed: You can buy ground flaxseed in a bag (also called flax meal), or you can buy whole flax seeds and grind them yourself at home (most people use a little coffee grinder for this)
Honey: Long live nature’s, natural sweetener
Mini chocolate chips: I like the mini chocolate chips in this recipe because they go with the texture and size of the rest of the ingredients better.
- 1 cup (dry) oatmeal
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Add everything to a medium bowl and mix to combine well.
- Place bowl in the fridge and let chill for about 30 minutes. This will help the balls stick together when rolled.
- After chilling time, take a tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and roll into a ball. Repeat the process for the entire mixture.
- If your mixture isn't sticking together, add a little honey or almond butter.
If you like these, you should try these peanut butter bites made with powdered peanut butter.
Let me know if you make these and what you think.