Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites (Gluten Free) – tasty, protein-packed little bites, perfect for breakfast or an energy boosting snack!  Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Free.

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

These Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites are a great alternative to store bought granola bars and offer a nice punch of protein-packed energy!  They are sweet, nutty, healthy, and delicious all rolled into a cute little bite-sized treat.

This recipe takes literally no time to prepare and is also gluten free (just be sure to use GF oats.)  I love the addition of crunchy peanut butter and ground walnuts, which packs even more protein and nutty flavor into these tasty snacks.  Honey and dried cranberries bring the sweetness and a touch of cinnamon is that extra flavor element that will remind you of a warm oatmeal cookie.  Yum.

Customize this recipe to your taste by swapping other dried fruits or mini chocolate chips for the cranberries, or pecans for the walnuts.  The possibilities are endless!  I’m thinking these would be the perfect portable gluten free snack or grab-and-go breakfast for your summer road trip or hike.

How to Make Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

First, add the walnuts to a food processor and pulse until finely ground.

Combine the remaining ingredients with the ground walnuts.  Add the cranberries (or other add-ins) last.

Form into bite sized balls and refrigerate until firm.

For storage, place in an air tight container and keep in the refrigerator.

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Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites (Gluten Free)

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites (Gluten Free) - tasty, protein-packed little bites, perfect for breakfast or an energy boosting snack!  Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Free.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Add walnuts to a food processor and pulse until ground to a crumb like consistency.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, peanut butter, honey, flax, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix until everything is incorporated well (dough will be stiff.) Stir in cranberries. 
  • Form into one inch balls and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Chill in refrigerator or freezer until set (at least 30 minutes.) Keep refrigerated in a closed container.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 69mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.4mg

 

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