Monday, February 8, 2016

dairy-free energy bites recipe

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I have the hardest time finding snacks that are 1) easy for me to just grab and eat while carrying a baby, 2) that are dairy free, and 3) that taste good.
A lot of the time I have to make my own special snacks, which is how these bites came to be.

They are super simple to make with yummy (and good for you) ingredients, and if you are a breastfeeding mama, these are great for your milk supply and your energy level! You can see more recipes for breastfeeding HERE.

{Note: these are made as a dairy free version, but if you don't have any dairy allergies, you can use whatever you usually buy.}

dairy-free energy bites


  • 1 cup dry (old fashioned) oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed (we use THIS kind)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (we use THIS dairy-free brand)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Add oats, coconut flakes, flax seed, and chocolate chips. Mix.
  2. Add softened peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix.
  3. Chill in fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Roll into preferred sized bites.
  5. Keep in air tight container in fridge.
  6. Enjoy as needed!


  1. yum!
    one of my favourite things to eat when my daughter was first born (and for a few months after) was raw veggies with hummus. I would (get my husband to) cut up a bunch of celery, carrots, broccoli, etc and put them into little baggies so I could just grab them and go and then dip directly in the hummus because lbr, it was all mine anyway. ;)
    Great recipe!

    1. That sounds yummy! Thanks for the idea! :)