Energy bars are so great for a quick, convenient, on-the-go breakfast or snack, but they’re not so great for those of us who are vigilant about what we put in our bodies. After all, how do we really know what’s in them? An easy answer— by making them ourselves! It’s easier and faster than we ever would have thought, thanks to this recipe for no-bake, make-ahead bites that even have a little touch of chocolate. Watch how easily they come together.
– 2 ripe bananas
– 2 cups rolled oats
– ¼ cup almond butter (or peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter)
– ¼ cup honey
– 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
– ½ teaspoon cinnamon
You can substitute protein powder for the powdered milk.
1 cup all-natural (must contain no hydrogenated oil) chunky peanut butter.
1/2 cup dry nonfat powdered milk
1 cup finely chopped peanuts
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli)
1. Mix the peanut butter, powdered milk, peanuts, molasses and oats. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a large flat platter or cookie sheet.
2. Place the chocolate chips in the microwave-safe dish and heat until just melted, stir and then spoon the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter balls. NOTE: Do not coat the entire ball with chocolate, only coat the tops.
3. Refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours and serve.
use chunky almond butter instead of chunky peanut butter.
use chocolate or vanilla protein powder instead of the powdered milk.
leave out the oats for a creamier consistency.
use dark chocolate chips instead of milk or semi-sweet for a healthier treat.
ENJOY! It has been a treat for my family, friends and clients for years.
INGREDIENTSNutritionSERVINGS 2UNITS US
Nutrition InfoServing Size: 1 (117 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
AMOUNT PER SERVING
% DAILY VALUE
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 2.8 mg
Sodium 204.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.9 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 2.1 g
Protein 13.2 g
We also like to add almond butter and raw, shredded coconut to our pancakes.
They are a family favorite. Enjoy!
Cooking feeds your body, mind, and soul. It allows you to control the food you put into your body, connect with your family and friends over a home cooked meal, and save the money you might otherwise spend in restaurants or on processed, prepackaged foods. Believe it or not, making simple and satisfying meals from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some of my favorite easy, healthy recipes. You’ll find that eating well can also be delicious!