Coconut Almond Energy Bites
Need a healthy snack to keep you going? These Coconut Almond Energy Bites are packed with protein and are a delicious way to stay fueled when you’re on-the-go!
We are a snacky family. We enjoy our fair share of snack foods, and I swear if my kids had the choice that’s probably all they would ever eat. Are your kids like that, too?
I guess I can’t blame them too much, because I sure enjoy a muffin, granola bar, or one of these energy bites myself when the afternoon slump rolls around. Isn’t that when the snack-attacks always seem to hit? You know, right around 3-4:00, when you’re getting closer to dinner time, but just not quite there yet? It’s that feeling where you just can’t make it another second without something to calm the ravenous bear inside of you. The “Hangry” time, as my hubby likes to call it. 😉
Well, if you’re looking for a good, filling snack to help during that time, or anytime really, these Coconut Almond Energy Bites are just the trick. I’ve been making them for the past couple of months as a quick pick-me-up after my runs, and my husband has been taking them to work to help ease the “hangry” afternoon times. I also eat one or two for breakfast on busy mornings when I’m running out the door and don’t have a lot of time.
There are lots of good ingredients in here to help keep you full, including oats, almond butter, ground flaxseed, and more.
The flaxseed gives you a good does of Omega 3’s and fiber, and the almond butter provides a nice protein boost, among other healthy vitamins and minerals. You can use whichever nut butter you prefer, though. We are a peanut-free house, so almond butter is our go-to. I used maple almond butter (my fave!) in these energy bites, but plain would work fine as well!
Coconut Almond Energy Bites
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup coconut oil,, melted
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup almond butter, (I used maple almond butter)
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well coated.
- Transfer bowl to the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and roll into balls, about 1/8 cup each. You will need to pack the ingredients together well in your hands before you shape it into balls.
- Place balls in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
I LOVE that you are doing some healthy snack ideas so there are options out there other than high sugar treats. These look great, cheers!
So good! I’m always snacking on these!
Yess, my children are always after some tempting snacks. They’ll surely love this one!
The perfect breakfast-on-the-go snack. I’m in. Sharing these!
These sound so delicious, and like the perfect on-the-go energizing snack (or chocolaty indulgence!). Can’t wait to try them!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate, say no more, I’m in love!
I love this option for a healthy snack. My kids are definitely snackers this will be a good way for them to get their protein.
I could do some serious damage to a plate of those! They look delicious!
Love the flavors and these little energy bites are perfect as a midday snack!
These look so good! A nice and healthy snack with ingredients that I already have in the house.
Such a perfectly fun and easy way to start a busy day!!
What an awesome snack idea! I love the combination of flavors!
Since I started doing hot yoga in the morning I get two slumps: one at 10:30am and the other at 3pm. These are great to get me through both of them!!
Yes they are perfect for those times when you just need a little boost!
Made these yesterday and took them to have a couple after my trainer tried to kill me this am! What a treat! And two of them were just perfect to give me the boost I needed!
Whoo hoo! So glad you they gave you a good boost, Michele!
These energy bites would be a delicious pick me up and I love the flavors. They would even be perfect for a mini dessert when I have that sweet craving chewing inside my brain!
These are great little snacks for my commute home so I don’t devour everything in sight when I walk through the door. I love the flaxseed that you added. Such a nutritious addition.
Energy bites are my jam! You’re so right, PERFECT for the 3pm lull when you just want something sweet!
We are super snacky over here – and lacking in energy. Can’t wait to try this.
These look amazing! I cannot wait to try them!
I love any type of energy bites. These look awesome!
These look like the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!
These healthy cookies, aka energy bites, sound SO good! I would probably eat up all of them!
I feel like the energizer bunny just looking at those!
I could munch on these all day!
I’m loving the coconut in these energy bite! The perfect snack!