No Bake Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds are the perfect way to enjoy red seeds. Find out more about the healthy superfood plus how to make these tasty 5 Ingredient Energy Balls!
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Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds
With the twins as active as ever, I'm always looking for new and healthy snacks we all can enjoy. These Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds fit the bill perfectly. They are a simple, no bake recipe that everyone in your family will love. They are so easy to make the twins can even HELP make them.
These bites star oatmeal, peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice, coconut, cranberries, AND something you might not be familiar with yet... cranberry seeds!
YES! Cranberries have seeds and it's an ingredient you are going to want to have on your radar. These bites of goodness had gorgeous natural red color and powerful nutrition to anything you add it to including these No Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites.
I recently got a shipment of Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds to try and am super impressed by how healthy and colorful they are. The coolest part about them is that they are an upcycled product that comes from the cranberries they already produce.
They might be tiny but they pack a huge nutritional punch.
All About Cranberry Seeds
Cranberry seeds are harvested from cranberries that are sustainably grown. They are up-cycled and plant-based making them a very eco-friendly seed to try.
They have a neutral taste which makes them a great addition to so many different recipes.
Do Cranberries Have Seeds & Can You Eat Them?
YES, Cranberries do have seeds and they are edible. They are full of nutritional benefits making them a superfood.
Are Cranberry Seeds Good For You? What are the health benefits of seeds?
Cranberry seeds are really good for you and have lots of health benefits! They are an excellent source of fiber at 1.6 times the amount found in chia or flax seeds. They are also a great source of zinc, magnesium, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Because of those nutrients, they help support digestive health and immunity. They also may support heart and brain health.
In addition to that, they have these gorgeous red color, are GMO-free, allergen-free, and have no additives or preservatives.
These pretty little red seeds are a MUST TRY!
How do you use Cranberry Seeds?
There are so many versatile ways to use the cranberry seeds including baked (or no bake) goods, oatmeal, smoothies, salads, or even blended in smoothies. Since these pretty red seeds are new to me I thought I'd share a little more about them so we both could start using them more in our cooking.
Why You'll Love my Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds...
Are you now as excited about this new ingredient as I am? My Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds is the perfect recipe to start to use them.
These bites have familiar flavors including your favorite nut butter making them really simple to make. You'll get a sustained energy boost from the oats and nut butter. A touch of coconut makes them a bit sweet and then you get the nutrition BOOST from using cranberry seeds.
Thanks to the seeds, these bites are good for your digestion and immunity.
Ingredients in the Energy Bites:
- Oatmeal: Old Fashioned Oatmeal works perfectly for this recipe. It's a great and filling source of natural energy.
- Nut Butter: I am partial to peanut butter but feel free to use any nut butter you like. Almond butter or even Sunflower Seed Butter will work if you prefer or have an allergy.
- Coconut: Sweetened or Unsweetened Coconut will work for this recipe depending on your sweetness tastes and dietary goals.
- Dried Cranberries: Dried Cranberries work perfectly with these energy bites and give them some sweet substance.
- Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds: This is my secret ingredient. They not only give the bites a pretty color but make these bites even better for you. Learn more about them here!
How to Make Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds:
The exact instructions are in my full recipe but here's an overview on how to make the bites. There are few step-by-step photos below.
- Mix together your oatmeal, nut butter, and coconut in a food processor until you start to get a paste. You want to leave some of the oats intact but you need it blended enough to form a ball.
- Remove the mixture from the food processor and stir in the dried cranberries and Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds. You'll want to do this in two steps so your dried cranberries and seeds stay whole.
- Divide the mixture into 12 balls and roll in your hands to form the energy bite.
- Place the bites on a plate and allow them to set in the fridge.
Variations & FAQ
This basic recipe is a great way to use cranberry seeds! Here are some other fun ideas to add to the recipe.
- Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
How do I store Energy Bites?
Store the Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds in an airtight container in the fridge.
How long do Energy Bites last in the fridge?
The Energy Bites will last for up to 5 days.
Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds
I hope you will give Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds a try! This new superfood is versatile and so many nutritional benefits! It's really a no brainer to add it to your pantry.
You can learn more about them on their website.
And of course, these Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites are a no brainer to make too. This healthy vitamin-packed snack tastes amazing and is packed with so many good for you ingredients.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
More Healthy Energy Bites to Love:
- Cranberry Walnut Energy Bites
- Holiday Superfood Bites
- Gingerbread Energy Bites
- Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites
- Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
- Nutella Fudge Energy Bites
Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Bites with Cranberry Seeds
- 1 cup oatmeal
- ⅔ cup nut butter
- ½ cup coconut
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds
- In a food processor mix together the oatmeal, nut butter and coconut until you have a nice mixture of a paste but still enough whole oats to be able to tell what it is.
- Remove the food processor blade and mix in the dried cranberry and cranberry seeds by hand.
- Divide the mixture into 12 balls. Use your hand to roll them into smooth balls. You might need to compress the mixture with your hands to get it to stick.
- Put the balls on a plate and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow them firm up.
- Serve and enjoy!
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