Sunday, September 6, 2020

Healthy recipe: Oatmeal Energy Bites

Here is a kid-friendly recipe for oatmeal energy bites. They are full of protein, nutrients, and healthy fats, are easy for people of all ages  – especially kids  – to make, and are the perfect school, work, or any time snack.

Oatmeal Energy Bites

Servings: 20 


  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 
  • ½ cup ground flax seed 
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 
  • ¾ cup peanut butter 
  • ½ cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. Add all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix until combine. 
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge and let chill for about half an hour. This helps to ensure the balls stick together when they are rolled. 
  3. After chilled, measure a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat until all mixture is used, about 20 balls. 
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for much longer. 

Nutrition Information: (1 serving) – Calories: 163; Total Fat: 10.1g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 41.8mg; Carbohydrates: 15.9g; Fiber: 4.3g; Sugar: 7.7g; Protein: 4.9g 

*Recipe courtesy of dietetic intern, Michelle Walker


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MB Mitcham

MB (Marybeth) holds graduate and doctoral degrees in public health nutrition and public health education. Her work for Cornell University Extension allows her to provide nutrition and healthy living education to members of the Warren County community. When not working, this ADK 46-R can be found climbing all over the mountains of the Northeastern United States, munching on eggplant bacon, or doing zoomies with her shollie, Sig.


One Response

  1. Tim Raab says:

    Looks good. I’ll try this with almond butter, instead of peanut butter.

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