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No Bake Energy Bites (10 Flavors!)


  • Author: Kari
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These No Bake Energy Bites come in 10 different flavors so you’ll never get bored. You can whip up a batch of these in just minutes. From there, your fridge and freezer will be loaded with quick grab and go healthy snacks. Each of the 10 recipe flavors are gluten free, dairy free, and can be vegan as well.


Ingredients

Scale

5-Ingredient aka the ‘base recipe’:

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup ground flax or chia seeds

1/2 cup peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice for the other recipes, see notes

1/3 cup maple syrup, or honey

1 teaspoon vanilla, optional

Pinch of salt, optional

Monster Cookie:

1/2 cup M & M’s

No Bake Cookie:

Use almond butter for the base recipe

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, in addition to the base recipe

Blueberry Muffin:

Use almond or cashew butter in the base recipe

1/2 cup fruit juice sweetened blueberries

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Strawberry:

Use almond or cashew butter in base recipe

3/4 cup freeze dried strawberries, lightly crushed, or dried strawberries

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or 1/2 teaspoon cardamom

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Apple Pie:

Use almond or cashew butter in the base recipe

3/4 cup freeze dried apples, or chopped dried apples

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Cinnamon Roll:

Use almond or cashew butter in the base recipe

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup raisins or finely chopped pecans

Cherry Pie:

Use almond or cashew butter in the base recipe

1/2 cup dried tart cherries, fruit juice sweetened, roughly chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Cake Batter:

Use almond or cashew butter in the base recipe

2 scoops or 6 tablespoons vanilla collagen or plant based protein

11.25 ounce package sprinkles, or 8 teaspoons

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Chocolate Chip Cookie:

Use almond or cashew butter in the base recipe

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1/4 cup finely chopped nuts, optional

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, in addition to the base recipe


Instructions

Add the rolled oats, ground flax or chia seed to a medium sized mixing bowl. If you’re making one of the flavors besides the base recipe, add any spices, (like cinnamon) at this time.

Add the nut butter, maple syrup or honey, vanilla, and pinch of salt. Stir to combine thoroughly. 

From here you can portion out the 5-ingredient version, or choose a flavor and add the ingredients listed mixing well.

Use a cookie scoop, (I used a #40 which is about 4 teaspoons) or tablespoons from your silverware drawer to portion these out. The different flavors vary slightly, but you will generally have 18-22.

Notes

Each of these 10 recipes were tested with natural nut butter with no salt or sugar added. I like to use peanut butter for the Monster Cookie because it’s a classic combination. But you can use any nut/seed butter you’d like. Almond and cashew butter are mentioned as my favorite flavor options in the other flavors.

For the cake batter version, you may need to add a bit more rolled oats or ground flax/chia seeds if you use the collagen. The mixture for this one is a bit looser, but not if you use protein powder which firms it up.

You can add 2 scoops or 6 tablespoons any collagen or protein powder you’d like. If you use protein powder, you may need to add a touch of water/milk until the mixture comes together.

I use the natural sprinkle from Color Kitchen and the healthier (no dyes) M&M’s from Unreal.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: No Bake Energy Balls, Energy Bites, Energy Balls, High Protein Energy Bites, Healthy No Bake Energy Bites