Ya’ll! How come I have never heard of protein bites before now??? Those little nuggets are amazing! Not to mention customizable. You can literally make whatever flavor of protein bite you want, whether it be chocolate, peanut butter, fruit, nut, dessert flavors….the options are endless! The whole point of protein bites is to give you a little boost both before and after a workout, but they make great everyday snacks too! There are really endless good things we could discuss regarding this snack, they’re portable, last forever in the fridge, I could go on a and on. This Berry Pecan flavor is the first one that I ever tried, the original recipe was titled “superfood energy balls”, and the author included flax seeds and chia seeds in her version. That was too much fiber for my taste, so I picked one instead of both. Queenbee has become a recent convert to these little delicacies, as she has requested new flavors to be tested in our kitchen soon. I hope that ya’ll enjoy them as much as we did!;)
The Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/3 cup all natural chunky peanut butter, 2 tbsp. honey, 1/3 cup pecans, 1/4 cup dried cherries, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 2 tbsp. ground flax seed, 1 tbsp. almond milk (optional).
In the bowl of your food processor, add the pecans, rolled oats, and flax seed. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. In a separate, small bowl, using a rubber spatula, mix together the peanut butter, honey, and dried fruit. Add the wet mixture to the dry and pulse until just combined. If the mixture seems overly dry, add the almond milk. Transfer the finished mixture to the small bowl you used for the wet ingredients. Form the dough into a ball with your hands. Using a cookie scoop, form 1 inch balls to create protein bites. store the bites in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Depending on the size of your cookie scoop, this recipe makes five large or eight small protein bites.