A few months ago on Insta-Stories, I mentioned that I was going to make Mark and myself some protein bites so we could have something quick and easy for weekday mornings and just to snack on in-between meals. I didn’t realize how awesome these protein bites would be! Mark’s a huge peanut butter lover whereas I’m not! So for both of us to love them says a lot. I didn’t take many photos of these because I wasn’t sure if I would share the recipe. But after tasting and loving them, I just knew I had to share it with y’all. And, of course I regret not getting more photos. So shall we?
1 to 1 and 1/4 cup oats (I use 1 and 1/4, but try 1 cup first and check your consistency to see what you think!)
1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
1 tablespoon flax seeds
2 table spoons chia seeds
1/3 cup honey or agave
1/4 cups milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips (I added a bit more than this.)
1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder (if you don’t want to buy a whole container you can use cacao)
Combine all ingredients together, roll into bite sized balls and store in your refrigerator for at least an hour before eating. I will make them the day before and let them chill overnight.
I used this recipe as a foundation. They’re under 200 calories and have almost 6g of protein, so they’re a really handy morning option for us. He asked me to make them again so I think we’re heading in the right direction.
This recipe is also really similar and adds vanilla extract which sounds delish!
Thanks so much for reading, and if you have a homemade granola or protein bar/bite recipe you love, I’d love to hear! You can check out more recipe and food-related posts in the Food & Drink category of this site.
Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I love having you here. And as always, have a beautiful day! XOXO, Candy