Oatmeal Cookie Protein Energy Bites
When you’re craving an oatmeal raisin cookie but want something that will give you more sustained energy, these oatmeal cookie protein energy bites are the perfect solution.
They take less than 15-minutes to whip up and are great for munching on prior to a workout or to help hold you over until your next meal. Although, to be honest, they also make a fantastic dessert. :)
What You Need to Make Them
- Almond Butter- Natural, drippy almond butter works best. You want to make sure the ingredients are just roasted almonds (and salt, if desired). Almond butter works well for it’s subtle flavor here but feel free to sub any natural nut butter or seed butter (such as sunflower butter or tahini) you like. Just keep in mind it will change the flavor a bit.
- Pure Maple Syrup- The consistency of pure maple syrup is great because it isn’t as thick as honey so it’s much easier to mix. That said, you could probably get away with subbing honey if you add a bit more water to the recipe.
- Vanilla Extract- Just a hint of vanilla really gives these energy bites cookie vibes.
- Oatmeal- I prefer to use quick oats (or blend rolled oats in the blender for a few seconds) for my no-bake recipes as I find classic rolled oats to be a bit too chewy unless they’re baked. But you can try them either way and see what you like best.
- Protein Powder- Plain protein powder or vanilla protein powder both work great for this recipe. If you don’t like protein powder, simply substitute equal amounts oat flour instead.
- Cinnamon- Ground cinnamon brings everything together for a classic oatmeal cookie flavor. Feel free to use 1/2 teaspoon if you like a subtle cinnamon flavor or a full teaspoon for a nice punch of cinnamon.
- Hemp (or Chia Seeds)- These are technically optional but I like to add a little bit for texture and health benefits.
- Raisins- Because you can’t have an oatmeal cookie without raisins, am I right? Unless you hate raisins. In that case I would sub dried cranberries or chocolate chips.
MADE in one bowl
What I love about these is how simple they are to make. You just whisk together the wet ingredients, add the dry and stir until a dough forms. Then scoop and roll into balls and you’re done!
Want more healthy snack ideas?
- Vegan Protein Energy Bites
- Superfood Fig Energy Bites
- Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites
- Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bliss Bites
- 5-Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Oatmeal Raisin Protein Energy Bites
- ½ cup natural almond butter, only ingredient should be roasted almonds (unless salted)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup quick oats, or rolled oats
- ⅓ cup protein powder of choice
- ½-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- pinch of sea salt, omit if almond butter is salted
- ½ cup raisins
- In a large bowl, whisk together almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
- To the bowl, add the oats, protein powder, hemp speeds, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until a thick dough forms. Add a few tablespoons of water as needed, until dough is somewhat moist. Lastly, stir in the raisins.
- Using a scooper, scoop out one heaping tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. You have about 18-20 balls by the end. Energy bites can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
I just made these delicious protein balls and they were so easy to make! I used natural peanut butter, chia seeds and chocolate chips which I had on hand. I will definitely be making these again! Thanks, Sarah! I enjoy all of your fabulous recipes! :)
I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for the review! :)
Can you ever have too many protein ball recipes? Definitely not :). I jumped up and made these the minute I saw the recipe. They were delicious with Ritual protein powder, and I snag one basically every time I walk past the fridge. I might try chocolate chips next time since my first batch finished my raisins. Thanks for another great recipe!
I’m so glad they were a hit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It means so much! <3
So yummy! Added chocolate protein powder and made them with Britton. We’re both fans!
Yay! Thanks for the review, Kelli! <<3