Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites

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Feeling the winter blues? Not anymore! With these Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites, you not only get a simple no-bake treat, but it also tastes like an oatmeal cookie…but better for you! These sweet energy bites are made from pantry staple, but good-for-you ingredients. Old fashioned oats, peanut butter, raw local honey, a dash of cinnamon, chopped walnuts, a splash of vanilla, non-fat dry milk powder, and raisins! Every bite is like biting into a delicious and freshly baked raisin oatmeal cookie. It’s truly the perfect sweet bite when you’re feeling a bit down, tired, or stressed. It’s not a magical cure-all, but it definitely can put a smile on your face! Because, what’s better than a simple, eight ingredient, no bake treat that tastes like a cookie? It’s so simple, but SO GOOD!

energy bites on white palte with glass of milk behind and flowers

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About The Recipe

We’re getting through these winter days with these Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites because, honestly, these colder and short January days make us feel like we need to have a little boost of energy. The best part? You can include these super easy, gluten-free, no bake treats into your busy weekday to have a bit healthier sweet treat!

These energy bites are inspired by one of our absolute favorite cookies… Oatmeal Raisin! I know oatmeal raisin cookies are a bit of a controversial topic, but there’s no controversy in this house. We love all cookies equally, but theres just something so cozy and comforting about an oatmeal raisin cookie.

It was something my mom baked often when me and my brother were younger. Even our friends liked them! She always attributed the secret to having the best oatmeal raisin cookie to the addition of cinnamon and nuts. So, when we thought about making a healthy-ish energy bite, there was no question about what flavor we should make!

Though, we did use walnuts as the nut for a bit healthier treat.

plate of energy bites with oats scattered around, flowers, a glass of milk, utensils, and stack of white plates behind

And even though these bites are made with honey and peanut butter, they taste just like an oatmeal raisin cookie! The cinnamon balances out the sweetness from the honey and peanut butter, while the walnuts add a much-needed nuttiness, and there’s even some milk powder in here for extra protein (and so you can basically have your cookies and milk all in one bite!).

There is really no better treat to make for any day of the week.

Why You Should Try These Energy Bites

  • Rich, sweet, and so darn good!
  • Tastes just like a freshly baked cookie.
  • Only needs 7-8 ingredients.
  • Made in one bowl which means easy clean up!
  • So easy to make and doesn’t need any specialty equipment.
  • No bake, no blender, no food processor and no mixers!
  • Naturally gluten-free.
  • Uses dried milk powder for extra protein.
  • Guaranteed crowd pleaser!
energy bites stacked on white plate with bite taken out of one

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Raw Local Honey
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Raisins
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Non-Fat Dried Milk Powder
  • Vanilla Extract
chopped walnuts, vanilla, ground cinnamon, creamy peanut butter, raisins, oats, dried milk powder, and honey on marble counter

How To Make Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites

Step 1: Make the dough

Combine the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Add the oats, walnuts, raisins, dried milk powder, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined and evenly distributed.

Step 2: Scoop and shape

Using a 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop, measure out 26 scoops and roll each in-between your palms until smooth.

How To Store These Energy Bites

The best way to store these oatmeal raisin in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to 2 weeks and become firm in the fridge. You can also leave them on your kitchen countertop in an airtight container for about 3-5 days.

pulled back shot of energy bites on white plate with flowers, oats scattered around, a glass of milk, and stack of plates behind

Expert Tips

  • For the most nutritional value, use a raw and local honey. If you can’t find any, try to get hold of raw honey!
  • To make this recipe vegan, leave out the milk powder and use agave instead of honey.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free!
  • Make sure to use creamy peanut butter.
  • Check your raisins! They need to be in-date and not crystalized.
  • Do not use instant oatmeal.

When you make this Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

energy bites on white palte with glass of milk behind and flowers

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites

Traci
These naturally gluten free Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites are the perfect healthy-ish breakfast or snack! Every bite is like biting into a delicious and freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie. So simple, but SO. GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 25
Calories 172 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ⅔ cup raisins
  • 1 ⅓ cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons milk powder

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
  • Add the oats, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, and milk powder.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to portion dough.
  • Roll into balls.

Notes

  • For the most nutritional value, use a raw and local honey. If you can’t find any, try to get hold of raw honey!
  • To make this recipe vegan, leave out the milk powder and use agave instead of honey.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free!
  • Make sure to use creamy peanut butter.
  • Check your raisins! They need to be in-date and not crystalized.
  • Do not use instant oatmeal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Joanna! Thank you! How strong the peanut butter is really depends on the brand you use. Ours was pretty mild in flavor. Mostly tasted of oats. raisins, and honey. Also, you can really use any nut butter you would like! Almond butter is a great substitute. Hope this helps! x, Caylie