Healthy nut butter bites with oats and dried fruit ready to eat in 10 min. Grab on the go for a snack, use to fill up yourself for longer period of time, and eat as a great brain food. Eat those healthy bites regularly and watch how your mood improves!
I normally mix almond and peanut butter to increase the variety of the nutrients in the bites. You can use only one or the other if you have certain food allergies or taste preferences. You can also use different kind of dried fruits in the recipe. My family likes apricots and cranberries. I prefer using dates to sweeten up the balls a little bit because my kids tend to eat them more when they are sweeter.
Nut butter, oats, and dried fruit balls
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup apricots dried
- ¼ cup dates dried
- ¼ cup cranberries dried
- ¾ cup rolled oats gluten free
- 2 tbsp egg white powder
1/4 cup of variety ground seeds
- ½ tbsp pumpkin seeds
- ½ tbsp sunflower seeds
- ½ tbsp golden flax seeds
- ½ tbsp brown flax seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Wash hands with soap and water. Check out our article about how to wash hands properly
- Chop the dried apricots and pitted dates
- Grind the seeds (if you haven't done previously)
- Gather all ingredients
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 3/4 cups almond butter, 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates, 2 tbsp egg white protein powder, 3/4 cups gluten free rolled oats, 1/4 cup ground seeds (sesame, brown flax, golden flax, chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
- Mix very well until all ingredients are well combined.
Make the balls
- I use my hands to make balls from the dough. You can use any scooping tools that will be easier for you. If you are using the nutrition label, ensure you end up with 40 serving sized at the end or adjust the nutritional values accordingly.
- Enjoy the nut butter balls right away, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to a month in an air-tight container.
- I try to buy the dried fruits with as little preservatives and chemicals as possible. I am looking for as few ingredients on the ingredient's list as possible.
- I buy the nut butter from a store where you can use a machine yourself to grind as much butter from almonds and peanuts as you want. I like it because I know there is only one ingredient in my butter: peanuts or almonds.
- I grind all types of seeds ahead of time and store in air tight container for several days. I use the seeds in many recipes such as breads, pancakes, muffins, etc. It is easier and quicker to grind more seeds at one time versus every time I need them for a recipe.
- You can buy already ground seeds at the store too if you don't have a tool to grind them yourself or want to save time.
- You can refrigerate the dough prior making the balls if that is easier for you
- If the dough is too dry, you can add more fruit, nut butter, or honey
- If the dough is too wet, you can add more oats or ground seeds
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