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Honey Almond Energy Bites

7 simple wholesome ingredients are all you need to make this easy protein and fiber packed snack. Oats, bran, flax, honey, almond butter, applesauce, cinnamon + 1 food processor and a small bowl is all that stands between you and these…..
And honestly if you don’t have a  food processor, you could probably make it work with a table blender or even just some good ole elbow grease!. All that to say that you can get away without one but I LOVE how quick and easy these energy bites come  together with it. I can seriously eat almond butter and honey on almost anything. Bread, muffins, crackers, pears, apples… Spoon….. Ok, fine spoonfulssss
Adding just a bit of cinnamon to this ROCKIN flavor couple adds a new depth of flavor particularly when combined with the oats, bran, and flax. These energy bites are really just that. Bites of energy. I’ve been snacking on a couple about 30minutes prior to my workout and I am loving how it helps sustain me through my run without weighing me down. I’m usually running or lifting mid morning and often am hit by that post coffee energy drain/pre-lunch hunger. Lately though, I eat a couple of these before I change and get my little man all set (toys, juice box, snacks, cartoon…. It takes a lot of prep work to entertain a 3 year old while you workout!!! Gotta have all your bases covered) and I’ve noticed that I definitely have more energy.
The honey provides a little sugar burst, the protein and complex carbohydrates from the almond butter, oats, flax and bran really sustain that high and keep me moving. Anyways, enough talk of workouts (I’m super motivated now that the sun has made an appearance!) These bites are also great for that commute to work or afternoon slump. However you need it, I think you’ll agree that these power bites are simple to make and delicious anytime of the day!
 

Honey Almond Energy Bites

  • Yield: 24 energy bites
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (includes chilling time)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (use quick oats if mixing by hand)
  • 1/3 cup milled (ground) flaxseed
  • 2 1/4 cups (3 ounces) bran flakes (if mixing by hand, crush prior to mixing)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

Instructions

  1. Using a large food processor, combine oats, flaxseed, and bran and blend for 10-20 seconds.

  2. In a small microwave save bowl, stir the cinnamon, honey, and almond butter together.Microwave for 20-30 seconds and stir again.

  3. Once the almond and honey mixture is smooth and fluid, pour into food processor and blend until completely combined.

  4. If desired, place an almond or raisin in the center of each mini baking cup.  This is optional and isn't included in the nutritional content.

  5. Using heaping tablespoons, press firmly into well greased mini cupcake tins.

  6. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Keep leftovers refrigerated. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts Servings 24 Bites Amount Per Serving Calories 82 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 36mg Potassium 24mg Total Carbohydrate 11g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 4g Protein 2g

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