Choc-Oat Peanut Butter Energy Bites

I had a day off today, which meant a glorious few more hours of sleep, followed by a nice and empty gym this morning! After the gym I decided I really needed to do something with the spotty bananas on my counter. The first one went into a yummy smoothie. I rarely have time for these anymore, so I made my favorite mixture of banana, pb2, spinach, and cocoa…it was gone pretty quickly!

I decided that I would use the other banana to make some energy bites, since I ate the last one from the freezer yesterday. I don’t usually make them with banana, but thought it would be a great addition. I decided to bake these to soften the oats a bit, but its really not necessary…and I suppose it’s probably counterproductive since I prefer to eat them frozen anyways!

Choc-Oat Peanut Butter Bites
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp PB2 prepared or any nut butter
  • 1 tbsp TJ’s Maple Agave
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Direction:
Mix all ingredients, roll into balls, and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. They don’t have to be baked, but I don’t think they’ll hold together quite as well if you don’t.

These are quite addictive and make a great little snack if you have a craving for some chocolate or just need a pick me up when you’re in a hurry or don’t want to eat too much before a workout. If you make 20, then one of them is only about 59 calories, so snack on!

For dinner I decided to roast some sweet potato and broccoli, which I then topped with an egg and my favorite hot sauce, Cholula. This was pretty darn delicious and easy to throw together so I’m sure I’ll be replicating this again in the future!

Do you have a favorite recipe for energy bites? Next time I’m thinking almond butter to mix it up a little..

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