No-bake baby protein bites

by Holly

I have been constantly searching and inventing recipes to fatten up my 1-year-old since he was born prematurely. At 9 percentile weight, making sure my scrawny son gets high fat, high protein foods in every meal is my mission.  With the added nutritional benefits of sesame seeds, this yummy recipe is packed with protein and good fats in every bite!

These mini energy balls are a staple in our home because they are:

  • Easy and no mess to make. It only took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. If your child is old enough, have them involved in the making process!
  • Can be stored in the fridge for days. These protein bites are a great tide-me-over snack when I’m prepping a meal for a hungry toddler. I just pop one ball out of the fridge and my boy is happy until the meal is served. It can also be frozen in the freezer for up to a month. Just defrost at room temperature and it tastes just as fresh.
  • Incredibly delicious. My son is a picky eater. Literally. He only eats a handful of foods. These baby protein bites provide the right chewing texture and amount of sweetness.

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Ingredients

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Here’s How

  1. Grind the oatmeal, sesame, and flax seeds in a food processor or Vitamix for a few seconds. Optional if you want a smoother texture. 

  • 2. In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter and honey to the dry ingredients.

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  1. 3. Hand mix to get rid of lumps, ensuring all ingredients are evenly mixed.

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  1. 4. Roll into 1″ balls.

baby protein bites

Recipe Notes

There are so many variations you can do to make protein bites your child will love. Here, I used toasted black sesame for this recipe, which has a more robust taste than white sesame. It can also be replaced with chia seeds, hemp seeds, freeze-dried fruits, dates, and even chocolate chips!

I used Manuka honey for this recipe. This type of honey is denser than the typical honey that comes in a squeeze bottle. Depending on the type of honey you use, you may adjust the amount to easily roll up all the ingredients. 

No-bake baby protein bites

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Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 128 calories 7.8 g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Instant Oatmeal 1/3 C Peanut Butter 1 1/2 Tbs Honey 1/2 tsp Sesame seeds 1/2 tsp Flax seeds Pinch of salt

Instructions

    1. Grind the oatmeal, sesame, and flax seeds in a food processor or Vitamix for a few seconds. Optional if you want a smoother texture. 
    2. In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter and honey to the dry ingredients.
    3. Hand mix to get rid of lumps, ensuring all ingredients are evenly mixed.
    4. Roll into 1" balls.
    5. Consumed right away or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

* I used Manuka honey for this recipe. This type of honey is denser than the typical honey that comes in a squeeze bottle. Depending on the type of honey you use, you may adjust the amount to easily roll up all the ingredients. *I used toasted black sesame for this recipe, which has a more robust taste than white sesame. It can also be replaced with chia seeds, hemp seeds, freeze-dried fruits, dates, and even chocolate chips!

Want more nutritious baby-friendly recipes? Check out my apple spiced walnut milk and dragon fruit pancake recipes.

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