Packed with hearty oats, creamy peanut butter, bananas, and a sprinkling of chocolate, these no-bake energy bites make the perfect, on-the-go breakfast, snack, or even dessert!
1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1 ripe banana mashed
In a large bowl, combine the oats, chocolate chips, flax seeds, coconut flakes and chia seeds. Set aside.
In a small, microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 15-20 seconds, or until peanut butter melts slightly, so that it is easier to stir. Remove from microwave and add in vanilla extract and mashed banana. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth.
Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine, ensuring all of the oats are covered. If the mixture seems too wet, add 1 tablespoon (or more) of oats, until it comes together.
Place bowl into refrigerator and chill for 15-20 minutes, so that mixture holds together and is easier to shape into balls.
Form mixture into small balls. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Store energy bites in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up to one week.