These Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a super convenient snack, packed with, nutrition and you guessed it, energy!
It takes only 15 minutes, 5 ingredients and no baking! You just need a blender or food processor.
Bringing Variety To Snacks
I started making these once the weaning stage was over, savoury and naturally sweet muffins were the star, but Jin’s 19 months now and I wanted to give him something different.
Since he’s at the stage where he’s running around non-stop, the first thing that came to mind was energy balls! And so after a lot of trial and error, these Peanut Butter Energy Bites are now his favourite.
A Quick Look At Nutrition
They’re nutritious, tasty and are used for snacks, baking and cooking. They contain more plant-based protein than any other nut! (They are however, technically a legume).
Here are the two main 100% Peanut Butter products, available in most large supermarkets, here in the UK:
Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter
These tiny seeds contain a Huge amount of nutrients! I try and sneak these into different foods as much as I can.
Combining Peanuts and Chia Seeds create one explosive nugget of energy for all ages!
Perfect For On-The-Go
I make a batch and keep some in the fridge and freeze the rest for later.
When we go out, I grab a few to go in the snack box and it’s a perfect little bite for when Jin is feeling peckish.
And Now For The Recipe
15 Minute Peanut Butter Energy Bites (1 Year+)
- 80 g Oats
- 80 g 100% Natural Peanut Butter
- 30 g Honey
- Handful Of Raisins/Saltanas
- 2 tsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tsp Warm Water
- Put the Peanut Butter and Honey into a bowl and mircrowave for up to 20 seconds to loosen it up. Set asise to cool down
- Put the oats in a blender until it becomes a fine powder
- Roughly chop up the raisins
- Take all the ingredients, except the warm water, and put them in a medium sized bowl
- Mix all the ingredients together with a spatula in a medium sized bowl until it starts to form clumps
- Once the mixture becomes clumpy, switch to using your hands and squish the mixture until it becomes really doughy
- Break off pieces from the dough and roll into little balls. I make them quite small (like a malteaser chocolate) but you can make bigger ones if you prefer
- These can be eaten straight away or you can put them in the fridge for a while to set them a little
- Depending on the Peanut Butter you use, you may find the mixture too dry and it breaks apart when you're trying to roll the little balls. If this happens, add 2 tsp of warm water to the mixture and squish well with your hands. This should make everything hold better
These Peanut Butter Energy Bites have been a real hit in our household.
As summer approaches and we go on more outings and picnics, these will definitely be on the menu.
If you give this recipe a go, let me know how it turned out in the comments below!