Now I’ve been on the hunt for a protein packed snack that doesn’t break the bank when it comes to calories. Most vegan snacks are packed with goodness however that means they’re rather calorific! I’ve taken matters into my own hands and I’ve decided to create a deliciously low kcal snack.
If you didn’t already know oats and I are besties, we literally come hand in hand. I would have some variation of oat for every meal if I could but I suppose you need some veggies.
They’re so versatile, you can literally bake them into everything. So of course I knew they’d be the main element in my bites. Add in some protein and peanut butter and voilé you’ve got yourself a tasty treat.
I’ll cut the waffle and get to the deets….
Oh wait! Don’t forget to pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6
Ingredients to make 12 bites:
• 100g oats
• 30g protein powder – I used a myprotein chocolate blend
• 20g powedered peanut butter
• 10g chia seed for added texture and a boost of fibre
• 50ml oat milk
• 3tbsp syrup of your choice, I used golden
• 1/4 tsp baking powder
The best thing about these oatie bites apart from them being low kcal is that you only need one bowl to mix all the ingredients in. I love an easy bake!
So just pop everything in, doesn’t matter about what order as you’ll just be stirring them up into a big lump. You don’t want your mixture to be too wet so I suggest adding the oat milk slowly-every batch is different.
Once you’ve got your mixture, you can mould into little balls. I’ve invested in some baking moulds so sprayed mine with fry light and popped my mixture in.
In the oven they go for around 18 minutes. Maybe more though, you want them to look golden brown.
Once nice and crispy take them out and allow to cool.
You can either eat them just like how they are, a grab and go bite size snack or if you’re like me you’ll want a little more so add some PB to the top.
I’m so happy how these came out, they taste amazing, they’re filling and only 67 kcals per bite with 3.9g protein. Can’t complain at those figures
Let me know if you make these and if you mix things up and create your own variation!