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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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. 

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