Thursday, April 12, 2012

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Friends, meet my breakfast lately: no-bake peanut butter bites.

Let’s face it, I barely give myself enough time in the mornings to make it to work on time.  There’s the snooze button that is just oh-so-easy to hit time after time.  And between tweeting with my friends, a quick Pinterest browse and gulping coffee, there is just no time to make breakfast.

I’ve never been good at eating breakfast.  It’s just too easy to skip.  I am really trying hard to make it a habit to eat a nutritious breakfast that has some substance.  I have been loving baked oatmeal but I don’t always take the time to make it the night before.  Grab-and-go is the way that mornings work for me.

Grabbing a couple of these bites as I walk out the door has saved me over the past couple of weeks.  It really doesn’t hurt that they are loaded with peanut butter.  Breakfast is always better with peanut butter.   They are delicious and filling taste nearly like cookie dough.  Now that’s my kind of breakfast!

A couple of weeks ago I received a little care package from the awesome Bob’s Red Mill folks.  In it, among other things, was some organic golden ground flax seed.

Flax Seed adds protein, good fats and fiber into your diet and it doesn’t really have any flavor, so it can be added to so many things like salads, oatmeal, smoothies, and no-bake peanut butter bites.  No better place than breakfast to fill your body with good nutrition!

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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites Recipe

Yield: 16 bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes

A healthy treat full of nutrition and energy, and infinitely adaptable!


1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup pepitas
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey


Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add coconut and watch carefully, stirring often, until lightly toasted.

In a large bowl, stir oats, coconut flakes, flax seed and pepitas together. Add honey, peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and stir until it comes together.

Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes and then roll into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator.

Cassie's Notes:
These are infinitely adaptable.
*Use almond butter or any other kind of nut butter, or even Nutella or Biscoff in place of the peanut butter.
*Use sunflower seeds, almonds, soy nuts, walnuts, etc. in place of the pepitas.
*If you don't like coconut, replace the same amount with extra oats; I don't like coconut but I loved the additional flavor in these.
*Replace the flax seed with wheat germ or chia seeds.

Bob’s Red Mill provided me with free products to try.  I was in no other way compensated to provide positive feedback.  My opinions, as always, are my own. 

My lovely friend Kim is featuring me at her blog, At Home With Kim.  Stop by and check it out.  Kim is such a gem, you will love her!


42 Responses to “Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites”

  1. #
    Anna — April 12, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Grab and go AND peanut butter AND I have all the ingredients?? These breakfast bites and I were meant to meet, thanks Cassie!

  2. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — April 12, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    Peanut butter plus no bake all in tasty little bites? Love this! Definitely making these soon!

  3. #
    Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen — April 12, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Oooh these sound like a perfect breakfast treat! And I have all the ingredients in my kitchen at this very moment… this will have to happen!

  4. #
    Lauren — April 12, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Love love love making these kinds of treats! They’re super handy to have on hand…especially cause my 3 yr old loves them!

  5. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — April 12, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    I love every variety of these things I have seen. Yum yum yum these look exceptionally good being all peanut buttery and stuff 🙂

  6. #
    Cookin' Cowgirl — April 12, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    Yum yum yum! The only thing I have made like these have bananas in them. These sound groovy!!

  7. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 12, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    I definitely need more healthy breakfast treats around the house. Like you, twitter and pinterest get priority over making breakfast 🙂

  8. #
    Lynn at Order in the Kitchen — April 12, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    omg story of my life cassie…i can NEVER make breakfast…will be making these for sure!

  9. #
    Victoria — April 12, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    I grew up on something VERY VERY similar. My mom made them with nonfat dry milk/powdered milk and raisins. But they’re a total sweet and I can’t stop!

  10. #
    Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} — April 12, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Peanut butter? Easy? Pop able? Yummy?? I’m sold!! Can you send me 2 dozen please?? 😉

  11. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 13, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    What a great recipe and healthy ingredients! I have to make these. I love this type of recipe because like you said, they’re infinitely adaptable. I’m leaving out the seeds and adding chocolate and calling them dessert. 🙂

  12. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 13, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    I have about 10 recipes for nobake PB balls. I love new recipes b/c I love nobake desserts/snacks that involve…PB!! 🙂

  13. #
    Barbie — April 13, 2012 @ 1:19 am

    Can you believe I made something similar last night? Except I added dark chocolate chips to mine. So good. I ate two for breakfast with my coffee this morning. I got my recipe here:

  14. #
    Katerina — April 13, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    I know what you mean. Mornings are hectic for me too. These bites sound like the perfect idea!

  15. #
    Kathryn — April 13, 2012 @ 3:41 am

    I think we have pretty much exactly the same attitude towards breakfast; these look like the perfect thing to grab as you’re running out the door. What a great idea!

  16. #
    Baker Street — April 13, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    These would make for a perfect to go breakfast. They look so delicious.

  17. #
    Blog is the New Black — April 13, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Love no bakes!

  18. #
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — April 13, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    No bake on a busy day certainly gets my attention. I’d eat them for breakfast too. It’s peanut butter, right? Says breakfast AND lunch to me. 🙂

  19. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 13, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    These are excellent, Cassie! I like to make cookies and protein bars that are pretty similar to this. SO easy to make and yummy! Perfect for a breakfast on the go!

  20. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — April 13, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Ohhhh I wouldn’t feel a single pang of guilt over these, they’re so healthy! Love that they’re no-bakes! 🙂

  21. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — April 13, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    this is great! i love balls with pb and flax seed and all sorts of health!! the fact that they’re no bake is just awesome! no fuss for a great and healthy breakfast 🙂

  22. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — April 13, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    these look perfect! they also look like they would freeze really well, which is a great thing in my world.

  23. #
    Nicole {Sweet Peony} — April 13, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    I LOVE energy bites! Your variation sounds fantastic!!! And I am soooo not a breakfast person either. Grab & go is perfect for me. Making these soon. Thanks, Cassie! xoxo

  24. #
    Aggie — April 13, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Oh I want one of these right now! this recipe has all of my favorite things in it! Yum!

  25. #
    Ramona — April 13, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    I looked at your recipe and I like everything on the list… I’m so making these!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  26. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — April 13, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    No bake, and healthy snack? I am considering to make this. Looks easy to make and my kids will enjoy these balls (I’ll make it smaller size).

  27. #
    Luv What You Do — April 13, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    I love no bake healthy snacks. What a great idea to add pumpkin seeds and coconut!

  28. #
    Baking Serendipity — April 13, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    Your mornings sound like mine…and now I’m totally convinced I need these in my life. Seriously. I’ve seen bites like these all over and keep bookmarking them, but I’m totally holding myself to it this time!

  29. #
    Jessica — April 13, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    Nom nom nom! Looks healthy and looks easy to follow the directions.:)

  30. #
    Kiran @ — April 14, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    I have a soft side for healthy bites. That looks incredibly delicious 🙂

  31. #
    myfudo — April 14, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    The fact that this is no-bake is really cool…Quick and easy! And it is PB too…Boy, this is heaven!

  32. #
    Magic of Spice — April 14, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    What a fantastic recipe…would love these babies for breakfast or a quick snack 🙂

  33. #
    Tracey — April 14, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    Can’t wait to try these Cassie! I’ve been trying to introduce more variety in my breakfast lately and these definitely fit the bill.

  34. #
    Catalina @ Cake with Love — April 14, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    I love,love the idea of this no bake balls, I am making them asap!!!

  35. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 14, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    What a great recipe, I bet my daughter would love a couple in her school lunch box!!

  36. #
    Jen L @ Tartine and Apron Strings — April 14, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    i love bob’s red mill products! i wish i could have their entire line!! and these peanut butter bites…yummy!

    i’m new to you blog, by the way 🙂

  37. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — April 15, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    I love this idea! Sometimes I feel guilty about how much peanut butter I eat, but then I try to remind myself that it’s good fat! I am the same way in the morning, always rushing!

  38. #
    Julia — April 16, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Glad to see you found something to make/grab for a quick breakfast. But what I’m REALLY glad about is that they have pb in them, HOLLA!

  39. #
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