Snacks

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites (5 ingredients)

Yay, I finished Week 20 of BBG. I’m so tired because I did 3 circuits 3 days in a row. Tonight I’ll be having a 30 minutes foam roll & stretching session which is definitely needed!

Sooooo I’ve been wanting to make a protein/energy ball recipe for a while now & today was the day! After pinning a bunch of recipes on Pinterest & bookmarking a bunch of different recipes, I got a collection of 3 recipes & put together what I thought would be best. And of course, I always like to use less ingredients. This recipe isn’t really high in protein, more of an energy bite! Next time I will make a protein ball recipe 🙂 with peanut butter because nut butter is life!!!

Oatmeal Raisin is my favorite flavor for snacks so I decided to make a simple Oatmeal Raisin one 🙂 This only calls for 5 ingredients, how simple and easy is that?! Very!

Recipe Makes: 24 balls
Serving Size: 3 balls

Ingredients:
1 cup raisins (not packed, lightly pour into measuring cup)
3/4 cup water
1 cup rolled oats
54 grams of protein powder (~3 scoops of unflavored Tera’s Whey) – this depends on how big your scooper is
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

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This is the raisin paste after it has been pulsed.

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Mix the raisin paste into the oats, protein powder & cinnamon.

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Roll them into balls on parchment or wax paper well-spaced apart.

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Bake at 300F for 3 minutes! I didn’t not eat the whole plate btw haha!

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Directions:
1. Put the raisins & water in a microwave safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a paper towel or lid, then microwave on high for 1 minute. Let this cool for five minutes.
2. After 5 minutes have passed, put the hydrated raisins (NOT including the water) into a food processor and pulse until smooth. (I used a magic bullet blender, which will work as well)
3. Add protein power, oats and cinnamon into a separate bowl & stir until combined.
4. Mix in the raisin paste until fully incorporated, adding 1 tbsp of water at a time if it is too dry.
5. Lay a sheet of wax/parchment paper on a large baking tray. Shape the raisin mixture into 24 balls, placing each onto the paper spaced out about 1/2 inch away from each other.
6. Bake at 300F for 3 minutes. Then let it cool at room temperature.

Enjoy! These can be kept at room temperature for up to 5 days in a airtight container.

Also, is it me or do they somewhat look like Ferrero Rocher chocolates?! 😛

Nutrition Facts (Per Ball):
Calories: 44.5 calories
Fat: .33 gram
Carbs: 8 grams
Dietary Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 2.5 grams

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