Almond butter oat snack bites

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HonorHealth - Almond butter oat snack bites

By Terri Taylor, registered dietitian

Looking for a back-to-school lunchbox treat or afternoon snack without processed sugars and chemicals? This recipe fits the bill.

Made from whole food ingredients and loaded with fiber, these bites give long-lasting energy to squelch that afternoon slump. Have a batch on hand for on-the-go snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup natural unsalted almond butter
  • ¼ cup creamed honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dry rolled oats
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Preparation

In a large bowl, mix almond butter, honey and vanilla together.

Add in oats, flaxseed, raisins and chocolate chips.

Roll into eighteen balls (or use a small cookie scoop).

If batter is too sticky to roll immediately, place bowl in refrigerator, covered, for 15 to 30 minutes.

Store bites in airtight container in refrigerator.

Yield: 18 bites

Approximate nutritional value per bite

150 calories, 3.4 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 16 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 2 grams sodium

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