Peanut Butter and Oat Granola Bites

Quick and easy breakfast or snack that is great for on the go people like yourself. Just pop one of these delicious peanut butter and granola bites in your mouth as an energy booster to keep you going through your workday. Made with rolled oats, nuts, dried fruits, flaxseed and peanut butter these granola bites are sure to keep you satisfied for hours.

Peanut Butter and Oat Granola Bites

Yield: 12 bites

Ingredients:

3/4 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1/4 cup dried blueberries, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to evenly distribute all the ingredients.
Roll some of the dough between your hands, if it sticks together it is ready to go. If it feels too dry then add a bit more peanut butter or honey. If it is too wet add extra oats or flaxseed.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball and then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Source: adapted from Fresh and Foodie, originally from Keep'n the Faith

30 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Oat Granola Bites”

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    Judy — May 18, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    Homemade snacks like this are the best! I make something similar to these, so if you don’t mind a suggestion…next time you make them, instead of rolling them by hand, simply press them into a pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, refrigerate or freeze until firm, then cut the slab into bars or bites as you wish. The presentation is nice because you can see the colorful aspects of the ingredients you’ve used and the sesame seeds top it off nicely :)

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    Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) — May 18, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Looks awesome. I’m gonna try this out tomorrow! My boy loves peanut butter so I’m sure he’ll love this! Thanks for sharing.

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — May 18, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Yum! Those look so tasty!

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    Erin — May 18, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    Easy and tasty? Sounds great to me!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 18, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    Yum! Love all the different components in these… especially the pistachios!

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    vanillandspice — May 18, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    This looks so easy! And it’s a great change from the oatmeal I eat every morning.

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    Linda Gartner — May 18, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    Christina:
    We can always count on you to bring us unique and nutritious recipes like this one. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — May 18, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Oooh I can’t wait to make these. They look fantastic!

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    Fresh and Foodie — May 18, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    I love these and have made several batches since I originally posted about them. Thanks for the mention — I hope you like them, too.

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    Three-Cookies — May 18, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    This looks awesome. I have tried something similar with cocoa and coffee, not PB. Definitely curious now.

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — May 18, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    What a great snack. They look like little cookie dough balls, but way better for you.

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    Jenny — May 18, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Wow this is a great little nutritional snack and I don’t need a food processor to make it! :D

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — May 18, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    mmmm healthy snacking!! i’m actually craving pb right now. might run to the store and get some soon. heehee.

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    happywhennothungry — May 18, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    These look delicious and so healthy too! Love that they have crunchy and creamy peanut butter!

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    The Teenage Taste — May 18, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    I love making homemade granola bars and Larabars, but these oat bites are just too cute! I love that you used peanut butter to bind them together. I love peanut butter! :-P

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    Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) — May 18, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    these look perfect! right up my alley. although, i’d probably have a hard time stopping at just one!

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    Baking Serendipity — May 18, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    Quick breakfasts like these have a special place in my busy mornings :) These look amazing!

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    spicegirlfla — May 19, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    These are great little treats for the summer! When I don’t have to turn on my oven to prepare healthy sweets like this I’m thrilled!!

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    Sara — May 21, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    I’ve tried something similar to this but these sound far better – I love the addition of pistachios, one of my favorite nuts.

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    katshealthcorner — May 23, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Ohmygosh. Those are the BEST THINGS EVER!!! :)

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    Janet Kamenick — October 11, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    I know I can sub out WOW soy butter for the peanut butter but what would be a good nutritious substitute for the pistachios and sun flower seeds? My son has a severe peanut and tree nut allergy but these look like a great filling snack for him.

    Thanks!

    • Christina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

      You can leave out the pistachios and sun flower seeds and substitute them for 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds or roasted soy nuts. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! :)

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    Chrystal — October 17, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    My peanut butter loving boys absolutely went “nuts”;) over these! I shared this on my post What’s for Snack (linking back to you of course!) along with some other homemade snacks we have been eating lately:
    http://chrystal-lewis.blogspot.com/2012/10/whats-for-snack.html

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