Saturday, April 14, 2012

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

I get soo hungry when I'm nursing!  It can be tough to find something quick, easy, and healthy to eat.  I've recently had to cut out diary and eggs for Isaac, so that makes it even more of a challenge to find something to eat.  Thankfully these two recipes fit the bill (gluten free, dairy free, egg free).

Nursing Mom Crack Raw Cookie Dough Bites

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs coconut flour
3 Tbs ground flax seed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is dairy free.)

Mix peanut butter, honey, and vanilla until creamy.  Grind flax seed and add.  I grind the coconut flour also to get the lumps out.  Add all ingredients and mix everything well.  Shape into tablespoon size balls and refrigerate.  Grab from the fridge and eat whenever the mood strikes.

You can also freeze these on a cookie tray and then keep them in a ziploc bag in the freezer.  I'd have to make a triple batch for any of them to get that far though.  Perfect quick protein snacks for little hungry tummies or nursing moms ...okay, dad can't resist these either!  For the original recipe and other variations see here.  Another similar treat:

Oatmeal Energy Bites

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is dairy free.)

Mix and scoop into tablespoon size balls.  These are crumbly, so I sometimes add extra peanut butter or honey.  Chill and serve.  Store in the refrigerator.

Do you have a favorite easy snack?  Please share!


  1. Thanks for the recipes, these look yum!
    I'm always looking for something healthy and yummy for my kids and daycare kids that we can make together!
    Tanya (JJG)

  2. I need to try those! My standby is peanut butter spread on grahm cracker.

  3. Great recipes! Wondering if you have a replacement idea for the coconut flakes in the oatmeal bites? Thanks, Lindy

    1. You could just leave them out, they are kind of crumbly as is, so they would just be creamier and stick together better. :)

  4. YUM!! My Mom and Karson made the energy bites--so good!!! We left out the chocolate chips, because, although I can drink a cup of coffee & fall asleep, chocolate chips keep me up. They are still really good!! ...and I about died laughing when I read 'nursing mom crack' :)

  5. Just made these & they are great! Thanks for an easy yummy treat.