Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Bites

If you love oatmeal raisin cookies (and the dough even more), then these protein bites are going to blow you away! They taste exactly like oatmeal raisin cookie dough, yet somehow manage to be incredibly healthy (though nobody would ever guess it)! This is definitely one of my top three recipe creations to date!

Looking for your next healthy snack or dessert?  Then you have to try these.

This was one of those recipes that caused problems in our house.

It all started with that feeling you get when you’re really excited, because you remember that there’s something really tasty waiting in the fridge for you. You run over all giddy, only to discover… nothing. Absolutely nothing. You dig through all the corners (you even look in the freezer), because you just don’t want to accept the fact that the amazing meal in your head could be ruined. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. You’ve been there. And you were NOT happy. My advice: HIDE these from the family (otherwise, they will be gone in the blink of an eye)!

Tasty little protein balls!

I was planning on saving these for my upcoming cookbook (update: cookbook is available), but they were just too good not to share now. That would have just been mean!

Alright, here’s the recipe!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Yield: 12 bites

Serving Size: 1 bite

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup (~21g) chocolate protein powder (I used Trutein)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup (~40g) chopped raisins
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup & 1 tbsp peanut butter (creamy, unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g chopped dark chocolate (~1/2 small bar)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (could sub with peanut flour, crushed peanut or almonds)

Instructions

  1. Cover large plate with wax paper and set aside
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (oatmeal though sea salt) in medium bowl
  3. Melt peanut butter in microwave (~30sec on high)
  4. Combine remaining wet ingredients (except almond flour) with the melted peanut butter
  5. Combine wet ingredients with dry and roll into 12 tbsp sized balls, coating with almond flour
  6. Set atop your wax lined plate & refrigerate for at least 30m before serving
  7. Store covered in fridge

Notes

Nutritional Info: 141 calories, 7g fat, 16g carb, 5g protein

http://proshapefitness.com/2014/04/09/oatmeal-raisin-cookie-dough-protein-bites/

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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