Almond Butter & Jelly Energy Bites

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These easy to make energy balls are irresistibly delicious and make a wonderful nutrient-packed on-the-go snack.  They come together in about five minutes and can be enjoyed instantly since no baking or freezing is required.  They are raw and loaded with feel-good ingredients that will fill you up.  I love them because they are perfectly sweet, satisfying and super healthy.

They are a great option for after-school snacking or travel since they pack well.  I am a big snacker and I love simple snack options made with wholesome ingredients.  I make a batch of these once a week and leave them in my freezer to grab-and-go when I know I’ll be out and about for extended periods of time without access to food.

These energy bites require just 6 ingredients, 5 minutes, and 1 bowl to make!

The recipe calls for:

  1. oat flour (gluten-free)
  2. almond flour
  3. almond butter
  4. wild blueberry preserves
  5. vanilla
  6. pinch of salt

Simply stir everything together in a bowl and then form into balls.  That’s it!  Enjoy immediately!

They’re packed with plant-based protein, healthy fats and fiber.  And they have that whole sweet-salty combo going on that makes them so darn tasty.  My daughter says they taste like an almond butter and jelly sandwich.  Both my girls love them for a healthy dessert.  My husband loves them after working out and I love them as a mid-morning snack.  They are pretty versatile.  Not too sweet but just sweet enough.

They are just so soft and yummy.  A healthy energy boost never tasted so good!

If you like these energy bites you should definitely check out my Healthy Raw Cookie Dough Energy BitesNo-Bake Quinoa Energy BitesNo-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.

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Almond Butter & Jelly Energy Bites

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 20-24 1x


An easy to make, perfectly sweet, super healthy snack or dessert! These energy bites are raw, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and peanut-free.


  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1 cup almond flour**
  • ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 cup raw, creamy almond butter***
  • ¼ cup wild blueberry preserves****
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir to combine the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flour and salt.
  2. Add the wet ingredients: almond butter, preserves/jelly 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.
  3. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form the dough into small balls (a little more than 1 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.
  4. 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 or wax 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 it 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.


*For best results, I recommend making the oat flour yourself by grinding up your oats in a mini-food processor or blender. Blend for one minute until a fine flour forms. Use certified gluten-free oats if desired.

** For best results, I use super fine almond flour from blanched almonds. For a nut-free version you can replace with additional oat flour.

***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.

****Any jelly, jam or preserve will work fine here.

  • Category: Snack

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