Want easy, no-bake energy bites? Then this is the recipe for you! I searched for an easy recipe to make for a quick, on-the-go snack and this is what I came up with.
Luckily, it got two thumbs up and a request to make them again. Whew! Sometimes it feels like I have the toughest audience to please!
No Bake Energy Bites Are Rich in Protein
You can whip these little energy bite spheres of goodness up in no time and have them on hand for the week. They are rich in protein, are dairy and soy-free, and I dare you to stop at just one.
I couldn't do it.
I had 3 before snapping the lid back on the container.
I've been trying to add a few more recipes that are gluten and dairy-free as it seems dietary requirements are leaning closer to that spectrum each day. I am always asked if there is a gluten-free option for many of my cake or brownie recipes, so, I try to include something once a month to test out in the kitchen.
Yesterday I needed something easy, no-bake and gluten-free and came up with these no-bake energy bites. If you have a small cookie scoop, use this to form the bite-sized balls, otherwise, I think they would be too big.
I also used agave syrup as the sweetener, but you could use honey or maple syrup.
The beauty is, you can custom make it to your dietary needs and it will still be delicious!
You'll need (Don't worry, there is a printable recipe below!)
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats (not Irish oats, just plain old-fashioned oats)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
- 1 tsp vanilla
Add everything in a bowl and stir well. Place in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the mixture can firm up a bit. This makes it easier to scoop and roll.
After 20 minutes, use your cookie scoop to portion out each bite, roll in hands to smooth out and you have made yourself a no-bake energy bite! Yum! Now, take a bite! Aren't they good?!
You can place them in a container with a lid and place back in the fridge for snack time.
Are There Options for No Bake Energy Bites?
The one thing I love about making this recipe is its versatility. You really can make these to your liking. Try adding dried fruits, such as dates, seeds (pumpkin, sunflower or chia) or flaked coconut! The options are endless.
You have some great choice with jars of nut butter too. When searching your local market, you may find more and more flavored peanut butter or almond butter. Some come with vanilla, maple or even chocolate! There are also powdered versions like PBFit !
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
If you like this treat, try our other recipes:
- Easy Homemade Granola
- Silver Dollar Pancakes with Vanilla Bean Butter
- Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup