No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Protein Bites
 
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces nuts*
  • 2 teaspoons oil (I used Living Harvest Organic Hemp Oil)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar (optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free protein powder (I used Living Harvest High Protein Hemp Powder)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • ½-3/4 cup quick or rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats if that is a concern for you. You may be able to sub quinoa flakes if oats aren't an option with your diet.)
  • ¼ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Grind the nuts in a food processor or spice grinder until they begin to turn into a paste or “butter.” If a few chunks remain, that's fine.
  2. Place the nut butter in a bowl, and stir in the oil, maple, honey or agave and vanilla (if using). Stir in the protein powder, cinnamon, and salt until smooth.
  3. Stir in the oats and raisins. Start with ½ cup of the oats, but feel free to add more if desired. Some nut butters may be a bit oilier or softer than others, so more oats may work better.
  4. Roll the dough into 12 little balls, and flatten a bit like cookies if desired, or leave as balls.
  5. Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready for a snack.
Notes
*Nuts: I used all walnuts, which are tasty but slightly bitter. For the sweetest and smoothest results, I recommend using cashews, though almonds and even sunflower seeds should work well too. When using walnuts, 4 ounces was a generous cup, or a scant 1-1/4 cups. For cashews, you will be looking at a little less than 1 cup since it is a denser nut.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/news/nutrition-headlines/dairy-free-gluten-free-soy-free-oatmeal-raisin-raw-protein-cookie-bites