Maca Raisin Energy Bites

Maca powder in a bowl and a spoon
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We’ve all been there — sometimes you are in a time crunch and you don’t have a lot of time to eat. Energy bites are a great option for when you’re short on time and need a filling snack to munch on, and this Maca Raisin Energy Bite recipe will not leave you disappointed!

The fact that you only need a few bites to feel full makes this snack super portable and easy for busy days. Another thing that’s great about this recipe is that you only need six ingredients and about 10 minutes to make it. With such a small time investment for such a rewarding payout, there is no reason not make these.

This recipe has a simple ingredient list and short preparation time, but it’s also nutritious. These bites contain a good mix of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein. The variety of macronutrients found in this recipe makes it a nutrient-dense snack or dessert option. I especially love that the oats offer a great source of soluble fiber, which is good for heart health and keeping you regular in the bathroom.

My whole family loves these, and they make packing a healthy lunch or snack a breeze.  This Maca Raisin Energy Bite recipe definitely is a great option for people looking for easy, fast and nutritious food to add to their snacks and lunches.


Maca Raisin Energy Bites

Photo: Tayler Silfverduk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup agave
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and stir well; you may need to use your hands.
  2. Form the mixture into balls using a tablespoon and place into an air-tight container.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Note: For a fun and chocolatey twist, try substituting cocoa powder for the maca powder!

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Tayler Silfverduk is a dietetic technician studying to become a dietitian. She lives in Columbus and has a passion for sharing her love for food. Connect with her on her website and on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.