Happy Thursday all!
I’m seeming to sense a trend here.. I have a thing for desserts that require no bake time.. I know, I know. Even now that we got our oven replaced, I still find myself gravitating to recipes that I can easily whip together and eat
right out of the bowl as soon as possible (I’m working on my patience, believe me). Regardless, these beauties work for everyone because they last for ages in the fridge and can be grabbed on the go for a healthy yet delicious snack (my number one tip for making healthy choices; keep your fridge stocked up)! After I get this recipe up for y’all, I cant wait to introduce a new series for my blog (and a new kickass dinner slash lunch recipe)! So lets jump right in and get baking, shall we?
No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites
*Makes roughly 10 small bites
- 1/4 c. Whole Wheat / Oat Flour
- 1/4 c. Large Flaked Rolled Oats
- 2 Tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
- 1-2 Tablespoons Vanilla Protein Powder (or 1/4 t. Vanilla Extract)
- 2 Tablespoons Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup (plus extra, if desired)
- 1 Tablespoon Pasteurized Liquid Egg Whites (for extra protein) or Unsweetened Milk of Choice (to prevent dryness, start with 1 Tablespoon)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- Begin by assembling all of your ingredients around a medium sized mixing bowl, with a spatula nearby.
- Measure out your dry ingredients (flour, oats, chocolate chips, cinnamon, salt and protein powder, if using) and mix them together.
- Next, measure out your peanut butter, maple syrup, egg whites or milk and pour them right over your dry ingredients using your spatula to combine them all thoroughly.
- Grab spoon sized balls of dough and roll them using your palms, placing them on a parchment-lined plate. Pop them in the fridge (and store them there) or grab a couple right away for the road (I wont tell anyone). Enjoy!
Why do I love these ingredients..?
- Carbs: Found in the oats and flour give your body the energy it needs to survive (and crush your workout), plus their blood-sugar friendly fibre keeps you full.
- Healthy Fats: Found in the peanut butter also help keep you full when paired with a fiber-rich carbohydrate – they are total beauty foods, keeping your hair and skin looking healthy.
- Protein: You can find it in the oats, flour, egg whites and peanut butter in this recipe – its the star of your muscle-building and repairing game, amongst many other things.
- Antioxidants: Cinnamon is a rockstar source of this anti-carcinogen essential in your diet.
Wishing you above all Health & Happiness
– Miranda xo