Get ready for some no bake OATMEAL COOKIES! Yes, LOADED No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites. A gluten free no bake lunchbox treat that’s healthy and wholesome. Blended maple glazed nuts, chocolate chips, oats, peanut butter, and cranberries all combined to taste just like oatmeal cookies but in energy bite form. Real food fuel to feed you and your family!
Oh my gosh school starts next week! Well, at least in Texas it does. Shh… I am secretly excited for school to start. Why? Well, because that means the pool is less crowded. That means I can take my fancy schmancy aqua jogger to the deep end of the pool without getting splashed and cannon balled on. Yes, I am that woman. I exercise by flapping my arms (running motion) in water…. in a floaty. Haha, if you are a runner you know what I mean. But it’s true, I do look like a big kid with a big floaty running in water. Hey, gotta do whatcha gotta do when it comes to getting in physical therapy exercise.
Speaking of kids and exercise and uh… SCHOOL (I’m sly with transitions, I know)! What’s the best fuel for those three things? Um, healthy bites of course. I mean NO BAKE ENERGY bites, specifically energy bite that taste like oatmeal cookies. Did I mention You just have to toss a few ingredients in a blender, mix, then roll? YEA BUDDY! That’s what I call efficiency!
Today’s LOADED oatmeal cookie energy bite recipe is just that. EFFICIENT FUEL! Loaded with taste. Loaded with nourishment. Loaded with ENERGY to keep your mind and body feel FAB! We got some dark chocolate chips, honey roasted pecans or nuts of choice, gluten free oats, honey, peanut butter, and dried cranberries. See… FULLY LOADED.
That being said, this gluten free no bake oatmeal cookie bite is a little different that most of my other healthy bites recipes. You see, the texture truly is more like these one bowl oatmeal cookies I made a few months ago. Really thick and chewy. Which isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a good thing when you want to make these for a dessert and wash it down with a cold glass of coconut milk…err… almond milk?
Haha. These energy bites truly trick the mind into thinking COOKIES!!!. And then your mind tells your to make them again and again…. in bulk batches! I have 2 gallon bags full in my freezer right now, just sayin…
Now, since I am bragging about making these no bake oatmeal cookie bites in mass quantities, it’s only fair I share this love and my love of kitchen tools that help me make them. Yep, Mr. Handy Dandy BLENDER! Aka the Vitamix.
I’ll Share the no bake cookie bite recipe love!
I’ll Share the HOMEMADE (by me) Healthy Bite love (I’ll ship you some)!
I’ll Share the Vitamix Love (You can win one below)!
But before we give away all the goods and “get the ball rollin,” here’s the no bake energy bite/healthy bite recipe to save and pin and make and well…. you get my point.
Nutrition per Bite
Notes: 3-4 bites would be equivalent to a nutrient dense energy bar.
Okay friends, now that I have gushed about Bites… per usual.. let’s get to the GIVEAWAY!
I’m honored and uber excited to be able to partner with companies (like Vitamix) that support my small business. It truly brings even more passion to this job! I love sharing recipes, I love sharing healthy kitchen tools, and I love acting like Oprah and giving away free stuff.
That being said…. WHO WANTS TO WIN A VITAMIX? –> ” pretend that was my best Oprah voice.”
This was one of the VERY FIRST vitamix blenders I ever owned. True story. In fact, I used to pack it in my suit case when we traveled to races. Yes, that durable ya’ll! Haha.
The stand C-Series blender are great for so many different recipes. You can make soup, nut butter, sauces, and of course –> THESE No bake COOKIE BITES! Simple High/Low controls and convenient pre-programmed settings.
Are you ready for back to school snackin? What do you put in your oatmeal cookies? Please tell me it’s chocolate…. always!
What would you make if you won this Vitamix?
BONUS: If you make this bite recipe, post it and tag me @cottercrunch and @vitamix on ANY social media with a picture! I’ll add a BONUS entry for you just because you’re awesome for doing so!
Oh and p.s. there will be an additional Vitamix giveaway next month too. So …. that’s pretty awesome! Stay tuned! See, told you I was feeling like Oprah!