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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.

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!

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.

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, please be sure to use Purity Protocol gluten free oats. Gluten Free Watchdog has a great list HERE.

I love adding protein powder to gluten free energy bites. It helps stabilize blood sugar levels and will keep you full longer. Because this recipe calls for almond milk instead of honey or maple syrup, it’s also low in sugar. Each delicious bite has only 2 grams of sugar but still tastes amazing.

My kids think they 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.

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.

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!

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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Gluten Free Energy Bites (vegan, nut free option)

Prep

Total

Yield 12 Energy Bites

Ingredients

1 cup gluten free oats (I use old fashioned)

6 T peanut butter (you can sub sunbutter if needed)

1/4 cup OWYN vanilla protein powder

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)

2 T mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 energy bite

Amount Per Serving

Calories 112

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6 g

9%

Sodium 57 mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g

4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 5 g

10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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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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9 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.

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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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