BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP ENERGY BITES

Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Instructions:

  • In a medium to large bowl mix together all of the ingredients. Cover the bowl and let the batter sit in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight. The batter will be wet but will firm as it sits.
  • Form into 20 balls. It will be helpful to have your hands as you roll the balls. Also, you press the oats into a ball more than actually rolling it.
  • Let the balls sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight. The balls will firm as they sit. Enjoy for breakfast or snack

 

Notes:

Sugar: 5 grams

Make-ahead tips

These banana chocolate chip energy balls can (and should) be made ahead of time. They can be in the refrigerator up to 5-6 days or in the freezer up to 3 months. Let the bites thaw on the counter for 20 minutes or so.

 

Nutrition Information:

Serving size: 1 energy ball

Calories: 82, Fat: 3, Carbohydrates: 12, Fiber: 2, Protein: 2