These no bake oatmeal raisin energy bites are sure to be your next favourite snack! Made with common pantry ingredients, you’ll love just how easy these are to put together!
It’s been awhile since I posted a snack recipe. I love a quick and easy dinner as much as the next person but snacks are really where it’s at for me. Snacks are one of my biggest hobbies. Eating them, not making them. I, of course, make them too. But the real joy comes from having a fridge full of delicious snacks I can grab whenever hunger strikes. Which, if you’re me, is pretty much always. I have to eat every three hours or so to refrain from an extreme case of the hangries.
Energy bites are one of my favourite snacks to make. Mostly because they require zero baking or fussing. Just throw them in a food processor, blitz, roll and done. My apricot coconut energy bites have been a favourite for awhile now. But then last week I decided to try something different and bam – bye apricot coconut, hello oatmeal raisin! Ok I still love the apricot ones, but these no bake oatmeal raisin energy bites are a strong contender for my most loved snack.
Truth be told the hero ingredient in these energy bites is neither oatmeal nor raisin. It’s cinnamon. Cinnamon and raisin go so well together, and not just in bagels (my favourite). And in these bites it’s a match made in heaven.
But don’t just take my word for it. Try them for yourself!
- 3 medjool dates
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 tbsp rice malt syrup / brown rice syrup
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until well combined. Roll mixture into small balls (around 1 tbsp of mixture in each) and place in fridge for an hour to set.
Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Make sure you almond butter is drippy. If it isn't, pop in the microwave for a few seconds.
- If your mixture isn't holding together well enough, just add a little water (a tablespoon at a time) and blitz again.
- Can sub rice malt syrup for maple syrup, honey etc.
- For something different, sub raisins for cranberries.
- Nutrition is for 1 ball