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No Bake Energy/Lactation Bites

Last year, my husband started to run ultra marathons. He needed to take fuel on his runs but did not want to have all store bought products. We are clean eaters and he wanted some cleaner, portable fuel options. One recipe I made was Endurance Bites. They are so easy to make and store. After our son was born in December, I looked into making lactation cookies. All of the cookies required baking. Who has time to bake cookies with a newborn? I looked through many recipes and came up with these No Bake Energy/Lactation Bites. These bites were a hit with the family and quickly disappeared. When I make a double batch I freeze half. This allows my daughter and husband to pack them for lunch without the bites getting too soft. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

No Bake Energy/Lactation Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 ground or milled flaxseed
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except for the chocolate chips into the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low until ingredients are well combined. Add chocolate chips and mix just until incorporated.
  2. Roll the mixture into balls about 2-tablespoons in size. Place the balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until set. Once the bites have set place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 2 week or freeze for up to one month.

Yield: about 25 energy bites

Variations:

-add 3 TBPS of brewer’s yeast

-replace chocolate chips with cut up dried cherries

-replace the peanut butter with sunflower butter for allergy friendly bites

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