Our active 5 year old son, Henry, is so busy this summer with baseball and soccer. It seems like every week I'm making a new flavor of protein bites for car snacks to and from games and practices. He usually asks for our s'mores protein bars or our cake batter protein bites, but this week he requested something I haven't tried yet. He asked for oatmeal raisin protein bites and I knew that would be an easy flavor to make. The hardest part is waiting for them to chill in the refrigerator. ;)
Prep time: 7 minutes | Time to set: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour 7 minutes | Yields: 24 bites
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 & 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 cup almond or cashew butter
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 2- 4 TBSP unsweetened vanilla non-dairy milk
- Mix raisins, oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, salt, and protein powder together in a large mixing bowl.
- Put 1/3 cup nut butter in a small bowl and microwave for 5- 10 seconds or until warm. After the nut butter has softened, stir in brown rice syrup.
- Pour the syrup and nut butter mixture into the large bowl of oats. Mix everything together until sticky and evenly distributed.
- If the oat-raisin mixture is too dry, add one tablespoon of milk at a time until the dough is no longer dry.
- Scoop a spoonful of dough unto your hands and work into the shape of a ball. Repeat until you run out of dough. Place all the rolled dough balls into a container and refrigerate for an hour before eating. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.