Nut-Free Oatmeal Energy Bites
I am so excited to share a nut-free snack option for your kiddos lunch box or just for you to snack on! Ruthie’s school is nut free but I usually make energy balls (that she loves) with almond flour, so I knew I had to make a version that I could put in her lunch box. These Nut-free Oatmeal Energy Bites are super basic and full of energy for kiddos! I made this batch large so you can stock up, but they go quick in our house. Energy balls are just my favorite because we keep them in the fridge or freezer and they are the perfect thing to grab when you find yourself staring in the fridge looking for a little something to hold you over until dinner. I’ve made these twice now and the second time I made them with Ruthie next to me in her learning tower. I used a rubber spatula to scoop the dough off the sides and stuff and she grabbed it so fast and devoured everything on it! I am already teaching her the beauty of licking spatulas and it’s a beautiful thing. Now go run to the kitchen and whip these up and tell me how much you love them!
Did you know?:
- Pure maple syrup is high in antioxidants and nutrients like riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium
- Around 1/3 cup (80 ml) of pure maple syrup contains:
- Calcium: 7% of the RDI
- Potassium: 6% of the RDI
- Iron: 7% of the RDI
- Zinc: 28% of the RDI
- Manganese: 165% of the RDI
- Real Maple Syrup has a glycemic index of 54. Maple syrup is defined as having a “medium” index. Using the glycemic index of different foods helps those with Diabetes manage their blood sugars.
Energy Balls give us life, so we have a few more recipes to share with you:
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- 2 cups pitted medjool dates
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 cups quick oats
- ½ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup refined coconut oil
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- pinch of salt
- In a food processor add dates and maple syrup and blend on high until the dates break down and form a paste.
- Add in oats, oat flour, coconut oil, water, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and salt and blend until it forms a ball.
- Scoop into balls and place them in the refrigerator.