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reader recipe poll: no bake energy bites and stuffed peppers

No Bake Energy Bites (adapted from here)

  • 1c. oatmeal
  • 1/2c. ground flaxseed
  • 1t. cinnamon
  • 1/4t. salt
  • 1/2c. peanut butter
  • 1/4c. honey
  • 1t. vanilla
  • 2T. vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4c. chocolate chips

Mix the oatmeal, flax, cinnamon, and salt.  Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and mix well, smashing together with a spoon or spatula.  Add in the chocolate chips.  Refridgerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.  Roll into balls and chill again.  Makes 16 bites, depending on size.

I first had these bites at my sister’s house in South Carolina.  Hers were really good, but she used coconut and I’m not a huge fan.  I also wanted to see if I could reduce the honey and make them less sweet.  These are still sweet, but the peanut butter really comes through.  I also found that using large chocolate chips meant we didn’t need as many, so that’s a win!  I’d definitely make these again!

I made these bites after a winner dinner

Brown Rice and Lentils Stuffed Peppers

  • 2c. cooked brown rice
  • 2c. cooked lentils
  • 1 15oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3t. minced garlic
  • 1/2t. salt
  • 1t. cumin
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1/2c. shredded cheddar

Cut the tops of the bell peppers and clean out the insides.  (Optional: place the cored peppers in a glass dish with a small amount of water in the bottom and cover.  Microwave for 5-7 minutes to soften.  If you steam them, they’ll be softer after they’re baked.  Otherwise they’ll still be fairly crunchy.  Either is delicious.)

Mix together the remaining ingredients except the cheese.  Spoon the mixture into the bell peppers until full.  Top with cheese.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Serves 4.

This was a really simple and quick recipe (we already had the lentils and rice in the fridge as leftovers) but was filling and tasted great.  Tasted especially good on the porch swing with March Madness basketball playing on the laptop!

What did you have for dinner last night?


One thought on “reader recipe poll: no bake energy bites and stuffed peppers

  1. TOTALLY pinned the energy bites too and looking forward to making them soon! I thought of you instantly – reminds me of your granola bars, kind of…

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