Maple Almond Chia Energy Bites

One of my favorite breakfasts has to be granola. I love how versatile it is, and it always had so many wonderful textures. Yes, people serve it with milk. I actually prefer it dry. It makes a great, nutritious snack.

Unfortunately, granola isn't that portable. It is crumbly and messy. There is a way to solve that problem. Make your own energy bites! 

Energy bites are basically a softer version of granola that has been rolled up into a cute and convenient snack. Most energy bites contain some form of nut butter when they have nuts in them. Instead,  I used almond flour, a little oil, maple syrup, and water to create a paste that could hold together the bites.

These bites are awesome. You can grab them and go, and they won't disappoint. They are not overwhelmingly sweet, and are perfectly nutty. The addition of chia seeds gives them an extra health boost, and they add texture as well. If you love the classic almond maple combination, you will love this tasty no bake snack!

Maple Almond Energy Bites
Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6 (Makes 12)
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsps + 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsps chia seed
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp water

In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients except for the water.  Scoop slightly heaping tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls.  You can serve them right away, but they tend to taste better the next day after the oats have softened.