Easy, healthy treats that make your kiddos excited are great for school lunches or after school grab-and-go snacks. I made these easy and delicious Oatmeal Cashew Butter Energy Bites and my little ones beg for them in their lunchbox as their dessert, which is fine by me because it really is a much healthier indulgence for them. It’s packed with healthy fat to keep them full longer (cashew butter, coconut oil) and protein (collagen peptides)! Get your kiddos involved in the process of making these little energy bites to really excite them about their treat! Sutton loves telling her friends when she helped me make something during lunchtime, she is so proud!
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- 2 cups GF Oats
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cashew butter + 2 tablespoons cashew butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup mini choc chips (I use EnjoyLife Dairy-free)
- 2 tbsp. melted + cooled coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm up all ingredients before rolling into balls (as the batter can be tricky to work with).
- Using your hands, form about 1.5 tablespoons of the mix into balls and set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The batter doesn't roll super easily, but wet hands help to form them.
- Refrigerate once more for about 30 minutes to allow each ball to set before storing them in ziplock bag, stasher bag, or glass container.
- I keep these in the fridge and they last for about a month!! You can even keep them in the freezer, pop them into a lunchbox and by lunchtime they'll be ready for your kiddo to eat!
erinAugust 29, 2022 at 4:13 pm
Can you use almond butter instead of cashew butter?
AlexAugust 29, 2022 at 4:31 pm
AmyAugust 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm
What are the kcals and nutrition of these?
AlexAugust 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm
I do not have this information but someone else may have calculated and can share!
Lauren DietrichJuly 31, 2022 at 3:59 pm
Hi! My little one does not like chocolate. Think I could sub raisins?!
RobynDecember 11, 2021 at 4:03 am
Alex- could I use a different oil than the coconut? Recently removed it from my diet to help lower cholesterol. Thanks!
KatieAugust 26, 2021 at 12:48 am
Hi! Could you do these with sunflower butter? Looking for nut free options for school lunches. Thanks!
AlexAugust 26, 2021 at 4:26 pm
ErikaMay 2, 2021 at 9:01 pm
Made this with my homemade cashew butter, so delicious they literally taste like cake batter to me!!! Subbed the honey for maple syrup.
AlexMay 2, 2021 at 10:52 pm
yummmm! homemade cashew butter for the win!
Jamie MartinJanuary 30, 2021 at 6:13 pm
These are soooo delicious! I double the protein powder and chia seeds…then I quietly do an evil laugh to myself as my children have no idea they are in there! 🤭😆😁 I have used peanut butter and they are perfect! Keep the sneaky healthy snack recipes coming!
AlexJanuary 31, 2021 at 8:47 pm
haha love that so much