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Monday, February 17, 2014

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bites

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Do you feel like having dessert, but it's not the right time and you can't quite fit it into your calorie count for the day? No problem! With this recipe, you will feel like you are having dessert without the sugar and with tons more protein. Eat these for a quick snack after the gym and it will feel like a nice treat for a job well done!  They are similar to our Four Ingredient Energy Bites but with more protein!





No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bites

Ingredients:
2/3 c natural peanut butter (we grind our own at our local grocery store)
1/3 c unsweetened almond or coconut milk



Directions:
1. Combine natural peanut butter and milk into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for approximately 2 minutes, or until peanut butter is soft and spreadable. 
2. Remove bowl from microwave and slowly stir to combine peanut butter and milk.
3. Stir in protein powder. This step takes a little patience - make sure the protein powder is completely dissolved.
4. Add gluten-free rolled oats and stir.
5. Roll into bite-size pieces and refrigerate for 15 minutes to harden.

Makes approximately 12 bites.




Metrics per bite - serving size varies
Calories: 104
Protein: 6g
Carbs: 5g
Fat: 8g

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

Jim and Tiffany

15 comments:

  1. They look great but how important is the protein powder - both nutritional value of the recipe or the consistency of the raw dough? I am hoping there is enough nutritional value in the other ingredients to omit the powder but maybe add another whole food if necessary.

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    1. Technically, you need the protein powder to keep them together. Otherwise, they would be a little runny and just a ball of peanut butter. It will definitely decrease a few grams of protein, but it won't change it drastically.

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  2. Mine got really greasy! Is that normal? There was literally a pool of oil in the bottom of my dish.

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    1. They will be greasy, but not a pool of oil. What kind of peanut butter did you use?

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    2. Mine came out very greasy as well. I used Jiff Natural Peanut Butter. But I did use 2% regular milk instead of almond milk - could that make a difference as well?

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  3. Could ground flax seed be used instead of the protein powder?

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    1. Not really. The protein powder acts almost as a flour or binding agent. The ground flax would dissolve - it wouldn't be pretty. It would also SKYROCKET the fat content!

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    2. I didn't know flax seed were high in fat? If so then aren't they healthy fats? I'm just wondering why then so many health conscious people and recipes use Flax seed if the fat content would SKYROCKET like you said? I'm confused about the health benefits of flax seed now.

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  4. Have you ever tried dissolving the powder in some or all of the milk then mixing with the warm PB?

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    1. The protein powder and the warm peanut butter actually mix like a flour to create a dough, so I'm not sure of the effectiveness of that method, but you could definitely try it!

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  5. What brand of coconut milk do you recommend? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Angela,

      It really depends on your selection - there are many brands. We would definitely go for unsweetened vanilla or unflavored and look for the least amount of ingredients (especially those you can't understand) and low sugars.

      Hope that helps!

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  6. How well/long do these save? I'm probably going to keep them in the fridge/freezer and eat them over the course of the week, but I was curious! Thanks.

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  7. Could you use coconut flour or a nut meal instead of the protein powder?

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  8. 3 Studies REVEAL Why Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    This means that you literally burn fat by consuming Coconut Fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal magazines are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!

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