Make these energy bites in a jiffy and keep yourself powered through the entire day.
These little beauties are deliciously addictive and perfect for a busy morning or afternoon with no time for baking.
Just add oats, peanut butter, and dried fruit to your food processor for an instant, energy-packed treat.
These always disappear quicky, so you just may want to stuff a few into your own lunchbox or gym bag before they completely vanish.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup dried fruit apricots, dates, cherries, etc.
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons raw pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt optional
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Process briefly, or pulse just a few times, until mixture begins to stick together, and is somewhat (but not entirely) blended.
- Scoop small portions of the mixture out with a spoon. Roll into one-inch balls and enjoy! Delicious chilled, too.
Vicki Brett-Gach is a food writer, recipe developer, cooking instructor, Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and Certified Personal Chef. She specializes in simple, low-fat, heart-healthy plant-based nutrition, and writes, coaches, teaches, and blogs about delicious vegan food. Find more of Vicki’s recipes on her blog, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen at AnnArborVeganKitchen.com.