Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Snack Bites

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Snack Bites
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 219
Fat 9g
Carbs 31g
Protein 5g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 (2 balls each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 15g  
Includes 8g Added Sugars 16%
Protein 5g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 227mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 10 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min
Servings 8 (2 balls each)

If you find yourself reaching for the cookie jar every afternoon, then these oatmeal raisin cookie snack bites are perfect for you They are made with nutritious, filling, real-food ingredients, and they taste just like oatmeal raisin cookies.

They have the perfect combination of fiber, protein, and healthy fat that you want in a sustainable snack. You can pop one or two of these bites when you're hungry, and you'll get steady energy instead of the sugar spike that you would typically get with regular cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup natural cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, and raisins.
  2. Stir in cashew butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

You can use regular old-fashioned rolled oats in place of quick oats.

Substitute almond butter in place of cashew butter for the same neutral flavor. You can also use peanut butter, but your snack bites will taste more like peanut butter cookies.

Use dried cranberries, walnut pieces, or mini chocolate chips in place of raisins.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Rub a little olive oil on your hands before rolling dough into balls to keep them from sticking to you. You may have to rinse your hands after rolling several cookie balls.

Pre-portion into two-ball snack baggies in the refrigerator for quick grab-and-go snacks.

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