Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites | almost getting it together

Another energy bite recipe? I know you’re probably sick of them but guess what? I make a batch every two weeks or so, I can photograph them at any time, and people love energy bites. (Right? You love these, right?)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites | almost getting it together

Or, alternately, Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites.

I had been thinking abut making oatmeal raisin something for ages now. I needed energy bites as I had eaten my last Chocolate Antioxidant Energy Bite (recipe coming soon) before yoga the day I made these. I was playing around with ingredients and they needed a little more stick. Enter raisins. They have about the same nutritional value as dates, so they don’t really alter anything from my normal recipe.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites | almost getting it together

These got me out of bed for my run this morning.

The Recipe ReDux challenge for July was using alcohol and vanilla extract technically counts as alcohol. If you’re looking for a cocktail recipe though, you can add vodka to my Mint Arnold Palmer and make it a John Daly. Don’t worry, I won’t tell. Also, is it phoning it in to just use vanilla extract?

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites | almost getting it together

Gluten Free and Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites
 
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites: gluten free, vegan and raw! Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabar recipe for a fraction of the price.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Raw
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dates
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak dates in filtered water for 30 minutes.
  2. Add dates, almonds, oats, and peanut butter to food processor and process until a sticky ball forms.
  3. Add in vanilla and sea salt and pulse a few more times.
  4. Add in raisins and pulse until combined.
  5. Put mixture in fridge for 30 minutes until dough cools and sticks together.
  6. Roll dough into 1" balls.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or freezer up to one month.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 50 Fat: 2.3 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 7.0 g Sugar: 4.6 g Sodium: 26 mg Fiber: 1.0 Protein: 1.3

More energy bite recipes (aka the reverse evolution of my food photograph):

Coconut Energy Bites (too ashamed of my photograph to put it on this post)

Chat with me: Are you sick of energy bite recipes? Have you made any of my energy bites?

48 comments on “Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

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Amber on July 21, 2014 6:52 am

Cassie, I am NOT sick of energy bite recipes! These look SUPER delish, minus the raisins :P. I am embarrassed to admit that I pin all these “bites” recipes, but have never actually MADE one, because I am lazy and don’t feel like washing my food processor, I know I know lame excuse !

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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:12 pm

Cleaning the food processor is worth it… promise!

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Susie @ Suzlyfe on July 21, 2014 6:57 am

How about you just make me a cookie instead? :)
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:12 pm

I can do that, too :)

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Tina Muir on July 21, 2014 8:10 am

PINNED! Yum! you are killing it with the recipes lately Cassie! YUM! Wish I could contribute to the linkup….but thats what makes your recipes so special….you are doing it with the real knowledge :)
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:10 pm

Just apply for Recipe Redeux, girlie! E-mail me if you have questions :)

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jill conyers on July 21, 2014 8:12 am

You can never have too many bite recipes! The variety is one of the reasons people love them.
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:11 pm

The variety is one of the reasons people love them. <- I never thought of that!!

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Jessie on July 21, 2014 8:22 am

I have a feeling I’d be popping these babies like I do with tic tacs! Have you tried crumbling one over a smoothie? YUM!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:11 pm

UM NO, but I’m going to now!!

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Ruthie@She'sWickedHealthy on July 21, 2014 8:30 am

These look SO good! I am a huge fan of energy bites but hadn’t thought of oatmeal raisin. ;) Make a batch every couple weeks too!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:11 pm

Yum, what type do you usually make?

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on July 21, 2014 9:18 am

Who could ever get sick of energy bites? ;-) Love the idea of making an oatmeal raisin version!
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on July 21, 2014 9:21 am

I love all these energy bite recipes everyone makes, but I have yet to make them myself!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:11 pm

They are so simple, you should definitely give them a try!

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on July 21, 2014 9:23 am

I’m gonna try to spike your balls…now that I am used to the parents treating me to several glasses of wine everyday I am going through withdrawal! But that’s besides the point. I was thinking about using raisins instead of dates while I was coming up with recipes in my head while hiking. Arianna Huffington may have been onto something when she suggested hiking as the best form of business brainstorming….
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:09 pm

YES I always have my best recipe ideas hiking/running!! I wish I could just carry a notebook…

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on July 21, 2014 12:10 pm

I’ll never be sick of energy bite recipes because I’ll probably never be sick of eating energy bites — they’re one of my favourite snacks. I’ve tried using raisins as a base for energy bites once and wasn’t a huge fan, but maybe that would be different if dates were involved too.
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:09 pm

I didn’t mean for the raisins to become a base but it totally worked out… still addicted to figs as a base!

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Ali on July 21, 2014 12:31 pm

Oh my gosh these look so good. I think the inclusion of salt really makes them cookie-dough like and I love that. Only probably is that I am betting I couldn’t resist eating more than one!

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Ali on July 21, 2014 12:31 pm

Oh my gosh these look so good. I think the inclusion of salt really makes them cookie-dough like and I love that. Only probably is that I am betting I couldn’t resist eating more than one!

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Ali on July 21, 2014 1:15 pm

Wow – these look soooo good. I love the inclusion of salt as I really think that give it an authentic cookie dough flavor. My only problem with these is that I would have a hard time stopping at just one.
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:08 pm

At 50 calories each you can have 2 or 3… :)

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Jessica on July 21, 2014 2:28 pm

I have a ton of oatmeal in my pantry I need to get rid of before we move, so thank you for the recipe!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:09 pm

Yes, I hope you enjoy them!

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Steph @NutrishusRD on July 21, 2014 2:49 pm

I love energy bites too – it’s always great to see what other people like to put in them!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on July 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Yum! These spiked balls are totally my new favorite snack ;) Congrats on your photo evolution!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:07 pm

Haha thank you… maybe one day my photos will look as good as yours!

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on July 21, 2014 3:24 pm

Energy bites are the best, and you have so many options :D
Pinning all these recipes to hopefully go through later!
Thanks for sharing :)
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:08 pm

I hope you try making some… let me know what you think!

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Lisa Samuel on July 21, 2014 4:27 pm

Such a great snack for travelling!

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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:07 pm

YES!

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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on July 21, 2014 5:33 pm

I see energy bite recipes over and over and over and I always comment how good they look and then forget about them. One day I’ll make some…they are such a good on-the-go snack and I really need more of those these days!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:07 pm

Yes, I even like them for dessert!

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Erin @ The Almon Eater on July 21, 2014 5:35 pm

Bites for days! Or should I say balls for days….?

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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Balls for days :)

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Sarah Grace on July 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Mmm, these look incredible! And as I begin my 21 day sugar detox, these are the kind of snacks I need to keep on hand! :)

xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Good luck on the 21 DSD! I’m about to do it again…

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on July 21, 2014 8:00 pm

YUM!
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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate on July 21, 2014 11:17 pm

These look amazing, like mini Larabars!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Yes, exactly!!

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heidi@bodyofeve.com on July 22, 2014 1:14 am

I’m thinking sweet and salty. I bet they last awhile too in the pantry. Going shopping now! Yum

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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:05 pm

Yes, I had some in my bag for a few days… or in the freezer as well!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on July 22, 2014 5:59 am

I thought I didnt like oatmeal raisin combination but then made my granola recipe…now I have a ball on to try out
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 8:05 pm

I need to try your oatmeal raisin granola!!

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Tracy on April 1, 2015 11:53 am

Love these! Think I will make them to carry along on my long run this weekend. :)
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:15 am

Oh let me know what you think!!

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