5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites with Sweet Potato

  May 7, 2018  |  #Recipes

These no bake 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites are a great on-the-go snack. Made with oats, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, coconut and some spices, these sweet potato bites are everything you’d want in a healthy portable snack. 

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I’m excited to share one of my favorite new recipes with you today with these peanut butter sweet potato energy bites with coconut. These have been life saving snacks for me lately.

You know, with the whole eating with one hand and needing quick energy for baby stuff. Breastfeeding is like a full time job (and workout) with constant hunger, and easy, portable snacks are necessary. I wouldn’t be lying if I told you I down these like coffee in the middle of the night when I’m up with Cam – 2 or 3 at a time.

It’s a great combination of all the macronutrients to fill me up before going back to bed.

I tested and made these sweet potato bites several times during pregnancy in anticipating baby so I’m happy to finally share the finished result with you! Plus, these sweet potato coconut energy bites great for pre- and post-workout snacks.

It’s no wonder they make my list of top recovery foods for runners – they are essential when I’m in training mode.

What You Need For Sweet Potato Coconut Energy Bites

The 5 main ingredients you need are:

  • oats
  • peanut butter
  • sweet potatoes
  • honey
  • coconut

We are obviously big sweet potato fans here in this house. I mean, we have a dog named “Tater,” to top things off. Who, by the way, eats cooked sweet potatoes with all of her meals.

I would guess that Camryn will also be a big fan – I’ll look forward to introducing sweet potato puree to her once we can do solid foods and baby led weaning.

As an update, she loves sweet potatoes and these spinach sweet potato tater tots.

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When I thought these up, I was experimenting with different flavors that I thought would pair well with the sweetness of sweet potatoes. Honey was an obvious choice – I mean, have you ever had sweet potatoes with honey and marshmallows?

You know what else sweet potato excels in? Bread form. Seriously – give this sweet potato bread recipe a try if you’re doubtful. And add the chocolate chips. 

But, I wanted something to balance the sweetness a little bit. I had some coconut flakes on hand (always do) and figured that would be a great accompaniment. And why not add some ginger (I love this brand), a natural anti-inflammatory?

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How To Make 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

The flavor combination in these sweet potato peanut butter energy bites turned out to be perfect! Plus, with 4 grams of protein each, these sweet potato protein bites are filling. 

The oats, honey and sweet potatoes provide quick and longer acting carbohydrates that allow for sustained energy.

The peanut butter and honey helps keep them together, and the peanut butter also adds to the satiety and satisfaction factor.

To make these easy gluten free energy bites, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until they are combined. Let the bowl firm up in the fridge for 20 minutes. 

Next, shape the dough into small snack-sized bites and roll the bites into shredded coconut. Place the bites back in the fridge for 15-20 more minutes, or in the freezer for 10 minutes. 

Sweet Potato Coconut Ginger Energy Bites

Sweet Potato Coconut Ginger Energy Bites

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These no bake 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites are a great on-the-go snack. Made with oats, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, coconut and some spices, these sweet potato bites are everything you'd want in a healthy portable snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (can use up to 3/4 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well combined. Place bowl in fridge to firm up (about 20 minutes).
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove dough and portion into snack-sized bites. Gently roll bites into shredded coconut and place back in fridge for 15-20 more minutes (or the freezer for 10 minutes)
  3. Remove from fridge and enjoy for a pre run snack!

Notes

These will last up to a week in the fridge.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g
To me, these taste like a fun combination between a tropical snack and a fun, sweet dessert.

These sweet potato protein bites also make for great snacks for kids, perfect for school lunches (or adult lunches), after dinner treats, or even a quick breakfast when paired when yogurt or a smoothie on the go.

Hope you enjoy

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