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Easy and Healthy….these No-Bake Almond Protein Bites are perfect for lunches, after school, or a snack on the go.
My baby’s first day of kindergarten was this week, so I’m a bit sad and bit excited. What am I going to do with all my free time? Okay, Okay…I’m not going to really have free time, my to-do list is a hundred miles long and I keep finding more to add to it. Since, it’s school time again I started thinking of creative and easy after school snacks for the kids.
Having a few good ideas in my recipe box keeps the kids guessing about what I’m going to serve up for snack time. Don’t freak out…we don’t have fancy after school snacks every day. Usually it’s just some fruit and on rare occasions we will grab some frozen yogurt.
These no-bake almond protein bites are perfect for after school, but would also work for a quick breakfast too. They are gluten free (since I used GF puffed rice cereal, but use whatever type you need) and they are naturally dairy free and vegan too. They are filled with healthy almond butter, oats, and more.
After school snacks need to be ready quickly and with little effort other wise it’s just not worth my time. I think you will love these bites, but you have to check out all these other easy after school snacks from the ladies in the #12bloggers group. I can’t decide which to make first.
- Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus from Stephie Cooks
- Pizza & Buffalo Wing Bites from BetsyLife
- Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt Pops from Home Cooking Memories
- Pita Nachos from A Little Claireification
- Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Muffins from The Rebel Chick
- Easy Cinnamon Fruit Cup from Million Moments
- Loaded Pizza Pinwheels from A Night Owl Blog
- How to Pop Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag in the Microwave from Bless This Mess Please
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites from Mom Endeavors
- Green Smoothie from See Vanessa Craft
- No-Bake Almond Protein Bites from Around My Family Table
- Banana Roll Ups from Plugged In Family
No-Bake Almond Protein Bites
These no-bake protein bites make the perfect grab-n-go breakfast or afternoon snack. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 3/4 cup quick oats, uncooked
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup brown rice cereal
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of mixture and roll into a ball.
- Place on wax paper. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours to let the balls firm up.
- Store for a week in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 protein bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 8g
Cherie TravelFoodFun says
I like the idea of making them ahead of time. Perfect for after gym workout.
Christine Presto says
These bites sound great – I always love having this for a quick pick me up! Thanks for the recipe!
Denise @ Creative Kitchen says
Hi Wendy!! It’s so great to be back to food blogging after so many quiet months! I’m back in full swing, and the exciting news is my 15 year old daughter wants to get in on the photo editing…what a HUGE help that will be. Hoping that enables me to get a post up at least every week. How have you been?
I love these no bake bites, and have a couple recipes similar. One I’m sharing in the next few days is chocolate chip cookie dough balls. I’ve been experimenting with gluten free baking this summer, and am still mostly eating gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free (ala the Daniel Plan). I have so much more energy when eating this way and literally feel 10 years younger….that’s when the sugar doesn’t creep in. Last winter I went 50 days on the Daniel Plan detox with no gluten, dairy, sugar or caffeine and felt amazing. Would love to get back to the 100%ness of it. 🙂
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
These sound and look great! I especially like the use of the almond butter and the brown rice cereal….yummmy!
I’m all about no bake! So easy for busy days
Kate @ Songs Kate Sang says
These look delicious!
Wendy O'Neal says
Thanks Kate! 🙂
Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft says
I need to make a batch of these for myself!
Wendy O'Neal says
They were so good Vanessa!
Marion@Life Tastes Good says
Oh Wendy I remember when my baby went to kindergarten! I didn’t want to leave her with strangers and sat in my car in the parking lot until the principal came out thinking I was some kind of creepy person haha. Enjoy them kiddos while you can!! The time goes by so quickly. Our daughter is in college now and we miss her so much when she’s gone. These snacks look perfect! I think I’ll make them for our next road trip. Thanks for sharing!
Wendy O'Neal says
Thanks Marion! My oldest just turned 10 and I can’t believe how fast time has gone by. I can’t imagine how hard it will be when our’s go off to college. Stay strong. 🙂
Christine at Cook the Story says
These will be perfect for a lunchbox treat!
Wendy O'Neal says
For sure, Christine! I need to make up another batch now that school is back in session!