Gluten Free Energy Bites

The ultimate Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bites Recipe! Packed with plant based protein, healthy fats, and whole grain gluten free oats, these healthy energy bites taste like cookie dough.

The ultimate Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bites Recipe! Packed with plant based protein, healthy fats, and whole grain gluten free oats, these healthy energy bites taste like cookie dough.

This post is sponsored by OWYN. All opinions are my own, and I only work with brands I use and love. 

Gluten free energy bites have become a staple in our house. They’re a tasty and healthy snack to keep in the fridge for lunch boxes, after school snacks, or any of those on-the-go moments.

These energy bites store well in the freezer, so you can make a double or triple batch and keep some on hand. Just move them to the fridge about half an hour before you’ll want to eat them so they have time to thaw.

The ultimate Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bites Recipe! Packed with plant based protein, healthy fats, and whole grain gluten free oats, these healthy energy bites taste like cookie dough.

 

I love keeping energy bites on hand to grab on the run (which I often am). This working mom of 4 needs quick and healthy options to keep me fueled all day long!

My kids also love them and we often pack them to soccer games or other sports activities.

Gluten free energy bites are easy to make with healthy, real ingredients like whole grain oats, honey, peanut butter, and sometimes protein powder or other mix-ins.

Because most recipes use honey or maple syrup as a sweetener and binding agent,  energy bites often have quite a bit of sugar. I decided to use OWYN protein powder and almond milk to give these energy bites a creamy texture and sweet flavor without all that added sugar. 

Adding protein powder helps stabilize blood sugar levels and will keep you full longer, and each delicious bite has only 2 grams of sugar but still tastes amazing.

 

The ultimate Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bites Recipe! Packed with plant based protein, healthy fats, and whole grain gluten free oats, these healthy energy bites taste like cookie dough.

I’ve been searching for a good vegan protein powder for a few years and have tried half a dozen brands. While I am not one to waste food, most of them have ended up in the trash 🙁

A few months ago I tried a new vegan protein powder called OWYN (Only What You Need). I was pleasantly surprised with the smooth and creamy texture and it actually tastes good!

All their protein powders and ready-to-drink shakes are free from the top 8 allergens, making them perfect for this food allergy family.

 

The ultimate Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bites Recipe! Packed with plant based protein, healthy fats, and whole grain gluten free oats, these healthy energy bites taste like cookie dough.

When making gluten free energy bites, you’ll want to pay attention to which oats you use. While oats are naturally gluten free, they are often grown on the same fields as wheat and/or harvested with the same equipment. Because of this, oats have a high chance of cross contamination.

Some oats that are labelled ‘gluten free’ still contain dangerous levels of gluten, so we always look for purity protocol oats. These oats have been kept separate from wheat from planting to harvesting, and are tested during the process to ensure they’re safe for celiacs to consume.

Gluten Free Watchdog has a great list of Purity Protocol oats suplliers HERE, and many of them can be found in local stores or online.

These Gluten Free Energy Bites are great when you want a treat without really having a treat…you know what I mean. Hope you enjoy them!

Gluten Free Energy Bites

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor (I use a mini food processor) and pulse until combined.

The consistency should be like a thick cookie dough, easy to form into balls but not very sticky. Add extra milk a teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry.

Store energy bites in the fridge. They also freeze well! Makes 12 energy bites.

Notes

If you are need to avoid gluten for dietary reasons (especially if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy), consider purchasing purity protocol oats. Some oats that are labeled 'gluten free' may still contain harmful amounts of gluten due to cross contamination. You can find a list of purity protocol oats HERE

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 189 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 194mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 10g
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The ultimate Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bites Recipe! Packed with plant based protein, healthy fats, and whole grain gluten free oats, these healthy energy bites taste like cookie dough.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Alexa K
    January 26, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    These energy bites look so so good, I’m definitely going to have to make these. They’re a great on the go snack for when I’m running between classes!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      January 27, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Yes, they’re great for that Alexa! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Erin
    January 26, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Those look incredible. Definitely pinning the recipe so I can try them this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Daniela Vaughan
    January 27, 2018 at 5:24 am

    I LOVE THESE KINDS OF RECIPES!! I’ve never tried peanut butter balls with almond milk and protein powder in them though! Yum!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      January 27, 2018 at 10:23 am

      There are lots of recipes out there, I wanted this one to be a little different! Using the protein powder/almond milk allows for less sugar in the energy bites, which I love.

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    Yazzi
    January 27, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Love this recipe! My boyfriend is vegan, so I’m always looking for new snacks! I may add some coconut flakes, because who doesn’t love coconut flakes!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      January 27, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Oooooh, great idea Yazzi!

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    Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen
    January 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    What a delicious snack! I love finding healthier options that I don’t have to feel guilty about.

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    Lauren
    January 27, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve been eating these so much lately! They’re so good and filling!

    Lauren

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    Jules Shepard
    May 17, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Healthy cookie dough? I’m sold!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 26, 2019 at 6:23 am

    I can use some energy bites! With a 4 year old and a 1 month old, I need all the energy I can get. These look delicious!

  • Reply
    Sarah @ The Fit Cookie
    March 1, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I’m a huge fan of energy and protein bites, they are so fun to make! I love that yours have chocolate chips in them, my favorite 🙂

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      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Chocolate makes everything taste better 🙂

  • Reply
    Noelle
    March 2, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I love energy bites! I made this a few nights ago and my family ate them right up 🙂

  • Reply
    Erin Dee
    March 14, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Love how easy these are to make! Perfect for prepping ahead for snacks for the week!

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    jenna urben
    March 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Yum, I love this!! So perfect for an afternoon pick me up 🙂 Gotta try OWYN

  • Reply
    Erica D.
    March 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I bet these would taste just as good with the chocolate protein powder from OWYN! Could you also sub the protein shakes for the almond milk too?

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      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 30, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      That’s a great idea Erica!

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    Alisa Fleming
    April 10, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    It’s been way too long since I’ve made peanut butter bites! These look perfect, and I really need to try that protein powder soon – seeing it everywhere!

  • Reply
    Dreena Burton
    April 19, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    We love having nibbly sweet energy bites on hand!

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