Want easy no-bake energy bites? Then this is the recipe for you! Full of healthy grains like quinoa and oats, nut butter, vanilla, and gluten-free, non-dairy chocolate chips, this no-bake snack is full of protein and delicious.
No-Bake protein balls
I searched for an easy recipe to make for a quick, on-the-go snack and this is what I came up with.
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.
Gluten free energy balls
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.
Substitute alternatives for energy balls
I also used agave syrup as the sweetener, but you could use honey or maple syrup if you prefer.
The beauty is, you can custom make it to your dietary needs and it will still be delicious!
Easy oatmeal energy bite instructions
Add everything to a mixing bowl and stir well. Place the bowl 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?!
To store energy balls, place them in an air-tight container with a lid, and keep them in the fridge. These no-bake snacks will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Other 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)
- 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 !
- 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!
- You can place them in a container with a lid and place back in the fridge for snack time.
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