These little power balls are amazing! I adapted this recipe from Skinny Ms. Her recipe is 203 calories per energy ball but I was able to get the calories down to 178 calories per ball and 11 grams of fat to 9 grams of fat. With 5 grams of protein and 19 grams of carbs, you'll never know what hit ya! Maybe it was just in my head but not only could I not eat just one, but if I ate a couple in the late evening, I couldn't get to sleep right away. And of course, they are gluten free!
No-Bake Energy Bites
1/2 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
2 cup oats
1/4 cup oat flour
1 medium banana, smashed
1 tsp vanilla (or more. I always add more!)
Pinch of salt
3 TB chia seeds
1/3 cup honey
1 TB cocoa powder
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
What to do:
In a large bowl, combine oats, oat flour, chia seeds, salt, cocoa powder and coconut.
In another bowl, combine the smashed banana, peanut/almond butter, honey, vanilla and chocolate chips.
Combine both bowls together.
Using your hands, make small balls and place them in a parchment-line container. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Makes roughly 20-23 energy bites. Freezes well. Enjoy!
Per energy bite:
178 calories, 9 g fat, 19 g carbs, 6 g protein