Running Recipes with Rebecca: Apple Raisin Snack Bites

This is a recipe that is so easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and doesn’t need any baking! Eat these on their own, add them to a yogurt parfait, or crumble on top of toast with nut butter!

Ingredients

1 cup of oats

1 Tbsp. hemp hearts

2 tsp. chia seeds

¼ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans

¼ cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut

¾ tsp. cinnamon

Dash of salt

1/3 cup of diced apple

½ tsp. vanilla

¼ cup + 3 Tbsp. of almond butter

4 Tbsp. honey

¼ cup of raisins

 

Directions

In a large bowel combine all ingredients. Mix together until the almond butter and honey has coated the oats and apples. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.

Using a spoon, scoop out a small amount of the mixture and roll into a ball. You may need to squish the mixture together before rolling. The size can vary, but I try to get 10-18 bites.

To store, place the balls on parchment paper in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge.

 

Key nutrients and tricks:

  • Feel free to add in other nutritional powerhouses like wheat germ, flax, maca powder, oat bran, or other spices like ginger and nutmeg.
  • This recipe has a nice balance of fat from the hemp hearts, nuts, and coconut, carbohydrates from the oats, apples, and raisins, and protein from the chia seeds and almond butter.
  • I love to eat a few of these before an early morning run. The dried fruit provides a natural source of sugar, which can replace an energy gel or chew.
  • Use this recipe and change the flavors by adding in freeze-dried strawberries and cocoa powder in place of the apples and cinnamon, dates and almonds, or coffee and peanut butter.
  • Sometimes I double this recipe and freeze the second batch. I simply defrost in the fridge and they are ready to go for the week!
  • If you want the bites to be more moist, add in half of a mashed banana.

Happy eating!

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Author: Rebecca

Marathoner. Granola and pistachio queen. Obsessed with cooking, baking, eating. And running.

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