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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Although it is often thought of as an indulgent food (which it can be if you eat it with a spoon by the jar like me!), peanut butter provides an excellent source of plant-based protein, and is packed with nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and healthy fats. It is important to stick to the natural kind with a minimal ingredient list (optimally just peanuts and salt) to really reap the benefits in the most nutritious way.

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]




  • 1 cup soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (can use other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp of water, only if necessary to blend


  1. Process medjool dates in a food processor until a sticky and creamy consistency is formed (may form a ball). Add in oats, peanut butter, and vanilla and process until well combined. If the dough is dry, you may add a few tablespoons of water to help everything stick together.
  2. Use your hands to form the dough into balls. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set. Enjoy!


Store these energy bites in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days!





Whole foods plant-based comfort food that take a holistic approach to nutrition. Christina Bedetta is a passionate whole foodie on a mission to prove just how delicious eating and cooking with natural and plant-based foods can be. As a Registered Yoga Teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and an avid believer in the holistic approach to nutrition and healing, Christina’s goal is to educate and help others to overcome digestive struggles similar to her own, and achieve nourishment in the most delicious ways possible. Check out her website Create Nourish Love for delicious vegan recipes, nutrition tips, and inspiration.



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