An easy, yummy snack made with healthy, protein-packed ingredients!
We love energy bites in our house. It’s a super lazy breakfast at least one morning a week as we rush out the door (6am is not the time for fancy pancakes and eggs).
I changed up our usual favorites (Gimme Some Oven‘s No-Bake Energy Bites) with some almond butter, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon! These are full of protein goodness from that almond butter and the toasted walnuts and the sweet cinnamon spice brings the whole flavor together.
Think comforting, fall flavors of nuts, honey, and cinnamon and these energy bites are exactly that! (Who cares that it’s February – those flavors are good ALL year round.)
I found a big jar of almond butter on sale recently so I’ve been trying almond butter on everything – I’m glad I made the switch on these bites! I typically love peanut butter, but I like that almond butter is a little less sweet and brings a different flavor to the table.
Almond butter is also super healthy! It’s full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats – good things that will keep you satisfied. That’s what I love about these bites: try one or two and they’ll tide you over to your next meal!
Have a wonderful week, friends!
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup ground flax seeds
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed.
- Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to make shaping the bites easier.
- Shape into small balls by taking about a rounded tablespoon's worth of the mixture and rolling it in your hands. Store in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for up to two months.
Make vegan: Use a vegan sweetener like agave instead of honey.
Inspired by and adapted from Gimme Some Oven‘s No-Bake Energy Bites.
If you try these cinnamon nut energy bites, I’d love to see the result! Tag your kitchen creations with#mesacookingco so I can admire your beautiful work!
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