Imagine this all-too-familiar situation — you’re tired from driving for hours and hours and are getting pretty sleepy. You’ve no coffee on hand, and you don’t want it to keep you up when you’re trying to sleep later anyway. You need a little energy boost, but what can you eat that won’t completely tarnish your healthy diet? What’s a trucker to do!?
This healthy truck driver recipe is great for on-the-go lifestyles because it’s easily stored in a fridge or cooler and simple to make. These peanut butter and oat energy bites only take FIVE minutes to prepare, and the recipe makes enough to last you about a week or two! Keep reading for instructions on how to make this delicious recipe, courtesy of Fresh and Foodie.
What You’ll Need…
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
- (Optional): 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried carob chips, chopped
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
How to Make Them…
Mix everything together in a big bowl, taking care to evenly distribute all the ingredients. Begin rolling dough into small bites, using a spoon or a cookie scoop to portion it out. If the dough feels too dry, add more peanut butter or honey. If it’s too wet, add some extra oats or flax.
This recipe makes about 12 bites. To keep them fresh, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or cooler. They’ll keep for up to two weeks in the fridge! If you make the recipe exactly as described above, each bite is 177 calories, making them very reasonable snacks. Obviously if you leave out some ingredients you’re looking at less calories.