I'm trying to think fall...and be excited for it. I'm a summer girl so it's not really going to happen but treats can help. Especially apple cinnamon ones. I love that energy bites are super versatile and you can make them different each time. When I made them this weekend, I added sunflower seeds and macadamia nuts rather than chia and walnuts. I've also added pecans, almonds, dried fruit and whatever else I have. Next time I might try the macadamia nuts and mini white chocolate chips.
Anyways, for a quick and easy snack:
Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites
Hands on time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min + 30 min chilling time
Makes: 20 Bites
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup natural peanut butter, creamy
1-2 Granny Smith apples, grated
1/2 cup walnuts or almonds, finely chopped
1/3 cup ground flax seed (or flax meal)
1/4-1/3 cup honey ( *less makes them drier, so you may need to add a tsp to a tbsp of water)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon (1 tsp for a more cinnamony taste)
Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until completely combined.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls/Bites.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.