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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.

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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.

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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.

How to Make Energy Bites:

All you’ll need are a few healthy, real ingredients like whole grain oats, honey, peanut butter, and sometimes protein powder or other mix-ins.

Energy bites are quick and easy to make. You’ll add all the ingredients to a food processor (I use a mini one) and pulse to combine. The wet ingredients will bind everything together and create a mixture like cookie dough.

If your dough is too dry and crumbly, add a little more almond milk (or other milk of choice). If it’s too sticky, add a tablespoon or two of oats to get the right texture. 

Are Energy Bites Healthy?

They can be! 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. That means these gluten free energy bites are healthy AND delicious!

Although I used a certain brand, feel free to use your favorite protein powder!

 

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Let’s Talk Gluten Free Oats

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 suppliers 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!

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Gluten Free Energy Bites

Gluten Free Energy Bites

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

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.

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: 189Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 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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John

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

Gluten-free energy bites. Looks very tasty. I will definitely try to cook it.

Emma

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Thanks for the recipe. Looks very tasty. Even drooling began to flow.

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Monday 10th of May 2021

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it :)

Dreena Burton

Friday 19th of April 2019

We love having nibbly sweet energy bites on hand!

Alisa Fleming

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

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!

Erica D.

Thursday 28th of March 2019

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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Saturday 30th of March 2019

That's a great idea Erica!

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