Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bites: Gluten-free and Low-FODMAP
Anyone else love energy bites? They’re really easy to make and make a perfect afternoon snack. There are tons of different variations you can make but my favorite is chocolate peanut butter
The key to a good energy bite (or snack in general!) is to have fiber, protein and healthy fats. Oats contain a soluble fiber called beta glucan that helps increase the good bacteria in your digestive tract. I also added chia seeds & flaxseed meal, which add more fiber and some plant based protein. Natural peanut butter gives some healthy fats and holds it all together. There’s also some chocolate chips in there because it’s delicious.
I adapted the recipe from @gimmesomeoven and included all gluten-free and low FODMAP ingredients. Recipe below.
Do you like energy bites? What’s your favorite combo?
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bites
1 cup GF Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (I like Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Tollhouse Simply Delicious 3 ingredient chips, they’re free of all 8 major allergens)
Pour all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) into bowl and mix.
All in wet ingredients, mixing as you go.
Mix in chocolate chips. If too wet, add in 1/4 oats. If too dry, add in extra PB or Maple syrup.
Leave in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Portion out using cookie scooper