Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites (V)

This recipe is vegan and rich in fiber.

Benefits of oats: good source of carbs and fiber. Packed with nutrients including magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B1. Also rich in soluble fiber called Beta-Glucan which benefits include reducing blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

Benefits of dark chocolate: rich in antioxidants and minerals.

For this recipe, I’m using Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter. When picking out PB watch out for any added sugars and salt. I also like this PB because it’s free of palm oil so it does not contribute to deforestation ☺

Benefits of natural peanut butter: high in healthy fats, contains many vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup quick oats
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a baking sheet, spread oats and toast them until golden brown. This process is quick, it should only take 2-3 minutes for the oats to toast so make sure you keep an eye on them.
  2. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Add the toasted oats and flax seeds. Stir until the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the wet mixture. The chocolate chips will melt when the toasted oats are added, making the mixture more sticky.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a 1 inch balls. This mixture made 25 bites.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up. Store in an airtight container or freeze for later.

Nutritional Facts for each bite:

Calories: 65
Carbs: 7g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 4g

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