Monday, February 8, 2016

dairy free energy bites recipe

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 where these bites came about.

They are super simple to make with yummy (and good for you) ingredients, and if you are a breastfeeding momma, 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 it is extremely easy to change it to a normal recipe with no special adaptations.}

My favorite oats to use in any oat recipe is Quaker Oats Old Fashioned. They are delish and you get a huge canister for a cheap price.

Mix in your oats with your coconut and stir together.

Add those chocolate chips!
(PS- these are dairy free chocolate chips. You can use absolutely any chocolate chips that you want!)

Add in your flax seed (I use THIS kind) and mix together.

Mix in your peanut butter and honey. I recommend softening the peanut butter a few seconds in the microwave because it's easier to stir together.

Add your vanilla and stir everything together. It was easier to use my hands to do this, but you could use a spoon if you wanted!

Refrigerate for at least a half hour to an hour.

Take the mix out of the fridge. Roll into whatever size balls you want. I rolled mine into bite size balls so I could just grab them and pop them in my mouth.

Put them in an air tight container and put them in the fridge. Eat them as needed! ;)

Full recipe:


  1. Add oats and coconut flakes to large mixing bowl. Mix together.
  2. Add flax seed and chocolate chips. Mix together.
  3. Add softened peanut  butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix together.
  4. Chill in fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Roll into preferred sized bites.
  6. Keep in air tight container in fridge.
  7. 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! :)