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oatmeal energy bites

No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites with 7 Mix-in Options

I’m always looking for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack to eat. These Oatmeal Energy Bites are grab and go. No heating or dishes required.

The options are endless with these delicious snacks. You can use whatever mix-ins you want, or even add in some superfoods, protein powder, or any other supplements you like.

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No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites with 7 Mix-In Options

These little bites are a nutrition powerhouse – packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. But they’re so delicious, you wouldn’t even know you’re eating healthy!

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They’re even kid-approved! My toddler loves them – she thinks she’s getting a cookie, lol. Little does she know, they’re actually good for her! My teenage step-kids devoured a triple batch in a day and a half – then asked for more!

There are a few basic ingredients for oatmeal energy bites:

Dry Oats (old-fashioned or quick cooking):

The old fashioned oats give a chewier texture that I really like. If you like them a little softer or don’t like the taste of the raw oats so much, use half quick cooking oats. Oats are so good for you too. They’re full of fiber and good for your heart. Plus they keep you full.

Nut butter (Peanut Butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter):

If you use natural peanut butter it tends to be runnier, so you can add a little more oats until it’s the right texture. On the other hand, if the dough feels too dry and isn’t holding together, add a little more peanut butter.

Honey or maple syrup:

For some sweetness & moisture to help hold the dough together.

Superfood powder:

Ground flax seed, chia seeds, protein powder, ground hemp seeds, matcha, cocoa powder etc: Add another health boost to your oatmeal energy bites with some superfoods.

Mix-ins:

The options are endless: nuts, dried fruit, coconut, chocolate. Read on for some great ideas to get you started.

Here’s the basic recipe for Oatmeal Energy Bites:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons superfood powder
  • About 3/4 cup mix-ins (I usually add nuts for the extra healthy fats)
bowl of oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, nuts

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl
  • Mix well until combined. If the dough is too soft, add a little more oats. If it goes the other way, and you find the dough too dry or not holding together, add a little more peanut butter or honey.
bowl of oat mixture
  • Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a ball. A little water on your hands will keep it from sticking all over you.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer to set up.
oatmeal energy bites
  • Store oatmeal energy bites in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for a few months. If they last that long!
  • Eat them straight out of the fridge or let them warm up to room temperature if you like them softer and gooier!

Now on to the fun part: Oatmeal Energy Bites Mix-ins!

oatmeal energy bites

Try these 7 delicious combinations to get you started:

Double Chocolate Walnut

  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/8 c mini chocolate chips
  • 3/8 c chopped walnuts

Cranberry Coconut Pecan

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 c coconut flakes
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans

Blueberry Walnut

  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/8 c dried blueberries
  • 3/8 c chopped walnuts
  • Try these made with almond butter. The lighter flavor of the almond butter lets the blueberry flavor shine through!

Oatmeal Raisin

  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 3/8 c raisins
  • 3/8 c chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

White Chocolate Cranberry

  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 c white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts

Chocolate Candy Cookie

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3/8 c mini chocolate covered candies
  • 3/8 c mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Coconut Almond

  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c coconut flakes
  • 1/4 c chopped almonds

Use these recipes as inspiration! Feel free to substitute or modify any of the mix-in ingredients to suit your tastes or dietary restrictions.

oatmeal energy bites
oatmeal energy bites

Oatmeal Energy Bites

Oatmeal Energy Bites are the perfect quick and healthy breakfast or snack, packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Plus they are totally customizable to suit any taste or dietary restrictions.
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezing Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup oats old-fashioned, quick cooking, or a combo
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed or other superfood powder (chia seeds, matcha, protein powder, etc.)
  • 3/4 cup mix-ins (dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • Scoop dough by the tablespoonful and shape into a ball.
  • Place on cookie sheet, and put in the freezer for 1 hour to chill and solidify.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Try these 7 different mix-in options to get you started:
Double Chocolate Walnut
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/8 c mini chocolate chips
  • 3/8 c chopped walnuts
 
Cranberry Coconut Pecan
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 c coconut flakes
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans
 
Blueberry Walnut
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/8 c dried blueberries
  • 3/8 c chopped walnuts
  • Try these made with almond butter. The lighter flavor of the almond butter lets the blueberry flavor shine through!
 
Oatmeal Raisin
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 3/8 c raisins
  • 3/8 c chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 
 
White Chocolate Cranberry
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 c white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts
 
 
Chocolate Candy Cookie
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3/8 c mini chocolate covered candies
  • 3/8 c mini chocolate chips
 
 
 
 
Chocolate Coconut Almond
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c coconut flakes
  • 1/4 c chopped almonds
 
 
 
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How good are these oatmeal energy bites?! What are your favorite mix-ins to use? Leave me a comment below. And if you love them as much as I do, pin this recipe for later!