Trail Mix Caffeine Bites



Yield= 16 balls (1/8 cup per ball)

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter (or peanut butter or other nut butters)
  • 1/3 cup of flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of ground coffee beans
  • 1/3 cup of dried cherries (or other dried fruit)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp of salt (to add sodium), 1-2 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, or 2 teaspoons of cinnamon


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Make 1/8 cup size balls and place on a cooking sheet to freeze and harden for 10-15 minutes. S
  3. Store it the refrigerator or freezer. Place 2 balls in a snack baggie to bring on your runs!

Nutrition Analysis Per Serving: Calories: 91, Fat: 5 g, Sat Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 g Carbohydrate: 11g,  Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 2 g, Sodium: 2 mg

This recipe was featured in my post “A Day of Watching, Reading, and Loving Running”!

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