Peanut Butter, Chia Seeds and Banana Power Balls-The no Cooking Energy Bites

No bake, only few ingredients and you can enjoy those marvelous – Peanut Butter, Chia Seeds and Banana Power Balls. They are loaded with Flax seeds, bananas, chia seeds, chunky peanut butter, almonds and dark chocolate. This is the perfect way to start your day or the perfect bite snack in the middle of your busy work day.

They take less than 10 minutes to prepare. they don’t require baking and are incredibly tasty. You’ll stay full all day long thanks to the protein, fiber, and healthy fats in this yummy snack. Made with only few ingredients, these power balls are the best snack ever and, best of all, you don’t have to turn on the oven.

I know, it’s hard to believe that these wonder – balls are easy to prepare and healthy, especially when they look so yummy. But, they are. The simple ingredients – flax seeds, chia seed, bananas, oats, almond and the peanut butter are all good for you, so you are guilt free.

The best thing about this energy bite recipe is that it is super versatile. Try dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Add in shredded coconut, cranberries, dates or cocoa powder. Make it your own.

Great for curbing afternoon appetites and avoiding the dreaded mid afternoon slump. My kids love it and it is a perfect healthy snack for them as well. They are gone by the next day. You can freeze them for later. When you want some more, then just take them out of the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for 2-30 minutes.

So, like I said you need only a few ingredients for this little but powerful and tasteful recipe.

You Need:

Old Fashion Crunchy Peanut Butter 2/3 cup
Dark Chocolate Bites 1/2cup
Old Fashion Oats 1 cup
Banana- mashed 1/2 of the banana
Chia Seeds 1/2cup
Ground Flax Seeds 1/2 cup
Raw Almonds -unsalted and chopped 1/3 cup

Instructions:

What do I do if its too dry?

If the mixture seems too dry try adding a splash of water. I would do 1 tablespoon at a time. This helps bind everything together.

Alternatively you can always add an extra scoop of peanut butter, honey or maple syrup to bind everything together!

Can I make it gluten free?

Yes, you can. Get certified gluten free oats.

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Let the mashed banana and Chia seeds soaked for at least 30 minutes before adding them to the mixture. I like to start with a fork and then with my hands. If the mixture gets too sticky, wet your hands a little so you can combine everything better.

Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll.

Roll into small bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

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