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Chocolate Chip Oat Protein Bites

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These protein bites are filled with healthy fats, whole grains, and whey protein to help keep your sweet tooth satisfied and give you a little extra boost.

I added whey protein and shredded apples to these oat chocolate chip bites to give an extra protein boost in my diet, even when enjoying dessert. These two-for-one cookies are low in added sugar and are packed with protein, alpha-linolenic acid (important for heart and brain health) and phytonutrients like beta-glucan to make them (almost) guilt-free!  Adding flax meal may also help lower cancer risk.

Eating primarily plant-based foods can require more meal planning to meet your protein needs if you’re weight training regularly. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the occasional sweet treats!

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Chocolate Chip Oat Protein Bites

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Servings: 18 balls
Calories: 82kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ + ⅓ cup oats
  • cup flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 scoops (30g) vanilla whey protein (contains stevia)
  • 1 scoop (25g) regular whey protein
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cup chocolate chips
  • 1 medium apple finely shredded

Instructions

  • Mix ½ cup oats, flax meal, almond butter, protein, vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup, and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the shredded apple until mixture is runny.
  • Fold in remaining 1/3 cup of oats.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop and roll into balls. Keep a bowl of cold water close by to use if the mixture sticks to your hands.
  • Place on a silicon baking mat-covered cookie sheet or parchment paper.
  • Bake at 300°F for 10 minutes.
  • Flip balls over and continue cooking for another 2 minutes or until golden brown (if you flip too early, the balls will lose their shape and the chocolate will run out of the cookie).
  • Let balls cool, then place in freezer.
  • Enjoy these protein bites straight out of the freezer. They are both soft and crunchy, the perfect texture!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g


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