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No-Bake Quinoa Energy Bites

  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Quinoa, oats and sunflower seed butter combine to create yummy and nutritious energy bites to power you through any "hangry" moment. They are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free.


  • 1 cup cooked white quinoa (completely cooled or refrigerated) - see my post on How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter (refrigerated)*
  • ⅓ cup mini vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Line a small baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into individual small balls. The recipe makes about 12 energy bites that are approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. But any size will do.
  4. Place the small balls onto the lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy straight out of the freezer. I sometimes wait a minute or two to let them thaw out a bit so they are not too hard. But don't leave them out too too long or they will start to get mushy. Still delicious though!


* I used Once Again organic sunflower seed butter which is slightly sweetened with organic sugar cane and flavored with a touch of salt. It is gluten-free certified, non GMO verified, certified organic, vegan, kosher and paleo. Once Again sunflower seed butter is also Fair Trade and uses sustainable standards for their farm-partners, supplier and prices.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Snack