“Monday Recipe: No Bake Almond and Peanut Butter Oat Bites:

oat bitesNo Bake Almond and Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Servings: 12

These easy to make bites are so yummy, you would never guess they are healthy. You could even eat them for breakfast.

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup ground flax
¼ cup sliced almonds, chopped
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
½ cup all natural peanut butter or all natural almond butter (melted and slightly cooled)
Note: almond butter does not melt as well but still works
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp agava
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips
¼ cup ground almonds (pulse in food processor), to roll the balls in.

Directions:
1: Combine oats, chopped almonds, flax, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir.
2: Melt peanut butter or almond butter and stir in maple syrup, agava and vanilla. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, pour it over the oat mixture and mix well with a spoon. Fold in chocolate chips.
3: Chill mixture and roll the mixture into 12 small bite size balls and then roll into the ground almonds, coating all sides. The mixture should look crumbly but easily form and hold a ball shape.
4: Let chill in the fridge before eating or don’t and eat right away….YUM!

Optional: to roll in unsweetened coconut. (this will change nutritional value per serving)

Nutritional Information: per serving of one ball

With Peanut Butter: Calories: 164, Total Fat: 9.6g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium 16mg, Potassium: 22mg, Total Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 4.9g, Protein: 5.6g

With Almond Butter: Calories: 160, Total Fat: 9.9g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium:12mg, Potassium: 22mg, Total Carbohydrates: 15.3g, Fiber: 3.3g, Sugars: 4.9g, Protein: 5.2

Adapted recipe and veganized it form the “Reboot with Joe” juicing blog