Baked Granola Energy Bites

Grab and go healthy snacks are a staple in our house for between practices and games.  We have a few raw Recipe Rebuild energy bite recipes and while I love them and make them on a regular basis, my kids are not as fond of the texture and they do not hold up as well when you need something for day long events like tournaments and track meets.

These baked granola bites are a hit with kids and adults and can be adapted based on ingredients on hand and preferences.  I prefer mine with almond butter, nuts, seeds and dried fruit while my kiddos like them best with peanut butter and mini chocolate chips.  Of course I also sneak extras in like flax seeds, chia seeds or our favorite, hemp hearts!  Peanut butter makes them a little more moist than the almond butter.  This is a recipe that is great to have little helpers involved in as the mixing requires one to get their hands in and really mash up the ingredients to coat the oats well, almost like playdough!  If the ingredients are not mixed well the balls will fall apart while baking.

Other Recipe Rebuild Grab and Go Fuel Bites

Coconut Orange Nut Energy Balls

Fig Almond Energy Balls

Gingerbread Energy Bites

Cherry Nut Bars

Homemade Nutty Granola Bars

Nut Cluster Snack Bites


Why Healthy

    • Oats contain a good amount of protein, are high in fiber, and rich in thiamine, folate, B5, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese..
    • Nuts are packed with protein, fiber and essential fats. Almonds are calcium rich and high in vitamin E.
    • Hemp hearts are rich in protein and essential fatty acids.

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          Baked Granola Energy Bites

          Yield: 25 balls

          Prep Time: 5 mins

          Cook Time: 30 mins

          Ingredients:

          1-1/2 Cups Oats
          1/4 Cup Hemp hearts (Or Flax Seeds)
          1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries Chopped (Or Mini Chocolate Chips)
          3 Tablespoons Sunflower Seeds (Optional)
          1/2 Cup Peanut or Almond Butter
          3 Tablespoons Honey
          1 teaspoon Vanilla

          Directions:

          Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
          In a large bowl combine all ingredients, mix well with your hands crumbling the oats with the nut butter to coat well.
          Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and pack them tight when rolling or they will fall apart while baking.
          Place the balls on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
          Roll the balls to distribute the heating and browning and bake for another 10 minutes until the outsides are slightly browned.
          Cool the bites and store in an airtight container.

 

2 Responses to “Healthy Thanksgiving Tips & Recipes”

  1. nancy@skinnykitchen.com — November 20, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Christy & Deborah, Thanks so much for including my Skinny Mashed Potatoes in your yummy collection!!!
    Wishing you both a wonderful, delicious Thanksgiving!
    All the best,
    Nancy

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  2. Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits — November 29, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    What a great collection of Thanksgiving recipes!

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