It’s no secret that I have a giant sweet tooth. It’s easily evidenced on this blog, as most of the snack recipes are for sweets rather than savory dishes. I would eat sweets every single day- and honestly, most days I do have something sweet. Oatmeal Raisin are one of my absolute favorite cookies. One way that I can enjoy all of the flavors of oatmeal raisin cookies on regular basis it to make these oatmeal raisin bites. These bites contain loads of wholesome, natural ingredients, like oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, raisins, and almond butter. They work perfectly as grab-and-go snacks and they are surprisingly filling. I love to bring these to work as a mid-morning pick me up between breakfast and lunch. They have the perfect amount of sweetness to satisfy a cookie craving. These bites are very customizable, so feel free to experiment with other dried fruit-cranberries or cherries would be amazing in these.
1 cup oats
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
¾ cup raisins
¼ cup almond butter
2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to ensure that the ingredients are evenly dispersed. Roll heaping tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. If the balls are falling apart, feel free to add a very small splash of almond milk to help it stick together, or additional agave/honey. Place the bites in the refrigerator to firm up for at least 5 minutes, then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 113 Fat: 4g Carbs: 18g Protein: 3g Sodium: 5mg Sugar: 9g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.