Extra Protein Oatmeal Bites pack a ton of nutrients, fiber, and protein for a well-balanced snack that tastes reminiscent of a healthy peanut butter cup.
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 cup dry oatmeal (I like old fashioned oats)
- ⅔ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the peanut butter and honey to a medium bowl, and stir to combine well.
- Add all of the other ingredients, and mix to combine well. Stick the bowl in the fridge and let it chill for about half an hour. This resting time helps to ensure that the balls will stick together when rolled.
- After the chilling time, take a large tablespoon of the mixture in your hand, and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining oat mixture.
- If your balls aren’t sticking together after the resting period, you can add a little more honey or peanut butter, stir well, and try rolling again. Sometimes, it just needs a little more of the wet ingredients to hold together well. And the moisture in the peanut butter will depend on the brand/type that you use.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer much longer.
- New to collagen peptides? I've been using Vital Proteins brand for a few years and love it. It's great for hair, skin, nails, and joint recovery. The best part is that it adds no flavor, texture, or sugar to this recipe--just added protein. This is the only protein powder my kids will eat without detection!
- You have lots of flexibility with this recipe. Don't like coconut? Skip it! Add a few nuts instead of the chocolate chips, or toss in your favorite dried fruit. The goal is to get enough peanut butter and honey to get everything to stick together, so adjust accordingly and enjoy.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Category: snack
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: oatmeal bite, oatmeal ball, oatmeal, protein, healthy, snack, collagen peptides, chocolate, peanut butter