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Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Did you ever just need a little something to hold you over until dinner? You know, it’s an hour before dinner time and you’re starting to wonder whether your husband would notice if you stole a piece or two of his dark chocolate bar. When it’s that time at our house for me or the kids, these gluten free energy balls work wonderfully.
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Peanut Butter and Bacon Gluten Free Energy Balls
Protein fills you up and gives you energy. That’s why our ancestors hunted dinner. It fuels the body and helps give it that extra push it needs. I’m part of a group of bloggers that share a delicious peanut butter recipe with you each month. This month, the theme is peanut butter and bacon so I am sharing these gluten free energy balls with you.
GF Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Oats, 41-Ounce PouchSpread The Love NAKED Organic Peanut Butter, 16 Ounce (Organic, All Natural, Creamy, No added salt, No added sugar, No palm oil)Sistema Lunch Collection Food Storage Containers, Assorted Colors, 13.5 Ounce/1.6 cup each, Set of 3
- 1 cup of gluten free oats
- 2-4 tbsp all natural peanut butter
- 1-2 tbsp raw local honey
- 2 tbsp fried & crumbled bacon - please choose all natural with no msg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Pulse the oats in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
- Add the peanut butter starting at 2 tbsp and adjust as necessary. Pulse.
- Add the honey and vanilla. Pulse again and adjust until the hold together but are not sticky.
- Add the crumbled bacon and pulse again.
- Form into balls.
- Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.
These gluten free energy balls are super easy to make and they are no bake too so they are a great choice in the summer when you want something fast. Make sure that when you buy the oats, you choose gluten free oats. They aren’t all gluten free so make sure that you check the packaging. These aren’t a sweet treat so if you want them sweeter, you can adjust the proportions of the peanut butter to the honey until you find one that is sweet. This is one of the easiest no bake protein balls I’ve made.
The key to keeping these fresh is to refrigerate them in a container with a tight fitting lid. They should stay good for at least 5-7 days that way. Of course, they never last that long in my house because they are so delicious. If you’re adding them to the kids’ lunch boxes, you can store them in plastic zipper bags in the refrigerator for individual portions. They’ll love these gluten free peanut butter balls with oatmeal.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.