Almond Butter Protein Bites – Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Low-Calorie
Almond butter protein bites make a great snack or meal option. These no bake bites come together in a snap.
One of my favorite things about protein bites is how quick they are to make and easy to store. They are a great protein filled meal or snack when I’m looking for something quick to grab. Rather than using peanut butter, I opted to mix it up a bit by using almond butter to make these bites. The oats give the protein bites a nice texture and the chocolate chips give a nice amount of sweetness. I love the occasional pop of sweetness the chocolate chips give here. These bites can also be made vegan when made with vegan protein powder and vegan chocolate chips.
If there are no peanut allergies in your home, this is also a great snack option for kids, especially as an after-school snack when kids typically come home “starving” like mine often do. To take it one step further and make these a real treat, the bites can be partially dipped in some melted chocolate.
What are the benefits of almond butter?
Almond butter is a good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats which are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants and can help reduce hunger because they are low in carbs and high in protein and fiber. Overall, almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
The process to make these is very easy, and it’s something kids can also help make. Bonus is they are no bake! First, I start by mixing all my dry ingredients together. Place the oats, protein powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and give it a good stir. Then add in the almond butter. It will take a good amount of mixing to combine the almond butter completely with the dry ingredients, but it will come together. Once the batter is combined well, add in the chocolate chips and blend them into the mixture.
After everything is blended together, form the mixture into round bites, about 1 – 1 1/2“ thick. As a result, the mixture should make about 24 bites. I place the bites on parchment paper and put them in the fridge to let them chill for about an hour. They can be eaten chilled or at room temperature. I recommend storing them in the fridge in an air tight container.
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Ingredients for Almond Butter Protein Bites
- Rolled oats
- Almond butter
- Protein powder
- Chocolate chips
- Pink salt
Calories per serving (3 bites): 280
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Almond Butter Protein Bites - Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Low-Calorie
- 1 1/4 cup oats (old fashioned)
- 1 scoop protein powder your favorite protein powder
- 1/4 tsp pink salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 10 oz almond butter
- 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
- Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Add almond butter and mix until almond butter is thoroughly mixed with the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and stir into mixture.
- Form approximately 1 - 1 1/2" thick bites and place on parchment paper. Place in fridge for 1 hour until chilled. Serve immediately or store in air tight container in fridge for up to a week.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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