No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Energy Bites are a gluten-free no-bake lunchbox treat! Maple glazed nuts, chocolate chips, oats, peanut butter, and cranberries gather together to taste just like oatmeal cookies, in the form of energy bites! These vegan-friendly, kid-friendly no-bake snacks are deliciously healthy, easy to make, and wholesome.
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 cannonballed 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 bites that taste like oatmeal cookies.
No Bake Oatmeal Cookies, in energy bites form!
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 cookies energy bites recipe is just that. EFFICIENT FUEL! Loaded with taste, nourishment, and 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, these no bake oatmeal cookies bites are 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 you to make them again and again…. in bulk batches! I have 2-gallon bags full of them in my freezer right now, just sayin…
But if you want to make real vegan oatmeal cookies that are also gluten free, then Veggie Balance has you covered.
Now, since I am bragging about making these no bake oatmeal cookies 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.
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I’ll Share the Vitamix Love (You can win one below)!
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended.
But before we give away all the goods and “get the ball rollin,” here’s the no bake energy bites recipe to save and pin and make and well…. you get my point.
Enjoy this no bake oatmeal cookies recipe!Print
Gluten free No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Energy Bites are a healthy lunchbox treat! This no-bake oatmeal cookie recipe makes vegan-friendly, kid-friendly, easy no-bake snacks.
- 2 to 2 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats (we use Bob’s Red Mill)- If you use quick cooking oats, you will need more.
- 1/3 crushed honey roasted nuts or maple glazed pecans if vegan (1/2 cup whole nuts)
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (see notes)
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (we use Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips)
- 1/2 c dried cranberries
- 1/2 -2/3 cup natural no-stir peanut butter (adjust depending on the brand of peanut butter you use)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- optional 2 tsp coconut flour or GF flour if you want to adjust the batter’s thickness.
- Grind up your glazed nuts in a blender and transfer into a mixing bowl.
- Add your oats, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and cinnamon and mix together.
- Next, add your peanut butter. Stir again.
- Finally, Add in your vanilla extract and honey a little bit a time. Mixing between pours. Adjust the amount of honey you use depending batter’s thickness. You might need more or less.
- Mix again
- Before rolling, chill the batter in the fridge for 20 minutes. That way, it’s easier to roll later.
- Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and place on a cookie tray or plastic ware with parchment paper underneath.
- Let them freeze for 20-30 minutes then transfer into a Ziploc bag.
- Dust with additional cinnamon if desired.
- keep in fridge or freezer for up to 6 weeks.
- See notes for other techniques and how to make them vegan.
- We use Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips, which stir well.
- If you want a thinner batter, blend the oats with the nuts in a food processor so it’s a chopped texture. Then you will probably need less honey/nut butter.
- Pro Tip Add in your nut butter and honey a little bit at a time until you find the right consistency to roll into balls. Each batch will be different depending on how fine you blend the nuts and the type of nut butter you use. Pretty easy to adjust though.
- To make vegan use maple syrup and enjoy life chocolate chips.
- Nutrition shown below is for 1 bite. 3-4 bites are equivalent to a nutrient-dense energy bar.
- Serving Size: 1 energy bite
- Calories: 68
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 1.2mg
- Fat: 3.3g
- Saturated Fat: 0.8g
- Carbohydrates: 9.1g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1.6g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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Okay friends, now that I have gushed about the no bake oatmeal cookie bites…
Let’s hop to it and make some no bake oatmeal cookies, then roll ’em into bites!
Video: How to make No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Energy Bites
Are you ready for back to school snackin? What do you put in your oatmeal cookies? Please tell me it’s chocolate…. always!