- oat flour (gluten-free)
- almond flour
- almond butter
- jelly or preserves of choice (I love chia jam)
- a pinch of salt
Health Benefits of AlmondsAlmonds are low in carbohydrates and high in protein, healthy fats, iron, and vitamin E. They're also a good source of calcium and magnesium. See my complete guide on Almonds Benefits for Vegans for nutrition facts, health benefits and the many ways to incorporate almonds into your recipes! If you like these energy bites you should definitely check out my Healthy Raw Cookie Dough Energy Bites, No-Bake Quinoa Energy Bites, No-Bake Flourless Brownie Energy Bites and No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa-Chia Bites. Energy bites are the perfect easy portable snack and always feel like a special treat. I love how quick and simple they are to make, which is a good thing since they never last long. This recipe is raw, vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and peanut-free. You can make it nut-free by using more oat flour in place of the almond flour and seed butter in place of the almond butter. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know! Leave a comment below, rate it above, and tag a photo @eatingbyelaine and #eatingbyelaine on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook so I can see your creations. Print
An easy to make, perfectly sweet, super healthy snack or dessert! These energy bites are raw, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and peanut-free.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir to combine the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flour and salt (if using).
- Add the wet ingredients: almond butter, jelly or chia jam and vanilla extract. Stir until fully incorporated. The mixture will be thick. If you see dry flour, you may need to add a bit more almond butter.
- Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form the dough into small balls (~1.5 tablespoon of dough per bite and about 1.5 inches in diameter). You can enjoy the energy bites right away at room temperature. To store, place the energy bites in a container and store in your refrigerator.
- To last even longer, you can also store the bites in your freezer. For this, line a large baking sheet with non-bleach parchment paper. Place the baking sheet on an even surface in your refrigerator. If you plan to store in the freezer for more than a couple days, I recommend storing in an airtight, freezer safe container. Before enjoying, allow the energy bite to thaw out at room temperature for a couple of minutes. To speed up this process you can microwave an energy bite for 10 seconds to help soften them a bit. Some people even like to enjoy them straight out of the freezer and don't mind the hard texture. Up to you! I like to store 3-4 energy bites together in a small container in my freezer so I can grab one small container on my way out for an easy on-the-go snack.
*Use certified gluten-free oat flour if desired.
** For best results, I use super fine almond flour from blanched almonds.
***Any nut or seed butter will work but for the best flavor I prefer raw creamy almond butter (Trader Joe's makes a great one with no salt or sugar added for $5.99 a jar). For best results, use a nut or seed butter that is runny and not too thick or dry. New jars work great for this recipe. Stir before using to incorporate the oils evenly.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Snack
Keywords: almond butter jelly energy bites