These Oatmeal Almond Butter Bites pack a lot of punch. Requiring only a handful of ingredients, these no bake bites come together in a flash. They are sweet enough to feel like dessert, yet hearty enough to fill you up. You’re really going to love this recipe!
They are naturally sweetened with dates. Dates are the sticky, sweet fruit of the palm tree and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Additionally, dates are high in dietary fiber with 2 grams of fiber per date. Dietary fiber binds to fats in the digestive tract and removes them from the body, essentially helping move things along.
These delicious bites are the perfect blend of nuttiness and sweetness. In fact, I am totally bringing them on our trip to Yosemite this weekend. I am sure I will be reaching for one—or two—of these bites when I need a quick energy fix!
This recipe was adapted from the Ambitious Kitchen blog.
- 1½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
- 6 large Medjool dates, pitted
- 2½ tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ⅔ cup almond butter
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, chia seeds and cacao nibs. Set aside.
- Add dates and water to a food processor and process a few times until dates begin to break down. Next add in maple syrup and almond butter. Process again until mixture begins to form a paste and ingredients are well combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Once ingredients are well combined, form 1-inch balls. This part can be a little messy, so my advice is to coat your hands with a small amount of coconut oil so the dough doesn't stick.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian