The main ingredient in today’s post is peanut butter. I mean, just those two words alone have to have you wanting more, right?!
I am all about having easy, healthy snacks on hand and these Peanut Butter Protein Bites are the perfect example of that.
I love popping one for a quick snack, a boost of energy before or after a workout, and even sometimes as a sweet (but healthy) dessert.
These bites are filled with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and they taste like a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. They are also (of course) 100% plant-based, gluten-free and refined sugar-free! So, needless to say they are pretty darn awesome.
The other thing I love about these bites is how easy they are to make. Only 10 simple ingredients, one bowl, a spoon, your hands, and absolutely no baking required. How stress-free is that?!
Just make sure to buy peanut butter that is unsweetened and doesn't contain any added hydrogenated oils. This goes for all nut butters!
Peanut Butter Protein Bites
(Makes 20-25 Bites)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup cacao nibs
3 Tbs + 1 tsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbs ground flaxseed
1 Tbs + 1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until all are combined.
2. Using a spoon, scoop the mixture and form into 1 inch balls, or whatever size you like. Depending on the consistency of your peanut butter, you may need to throw the mix in the fridge for a few minutes and then form them. Also, forming them is easier than rolling.
3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!