no-bake nutty protein bites

There’s no shortage of ‘make your own energy bar recipes’ out there, but this one is just absolutely the best and the easiest. It’s sugar free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free and protein packed. The best part is the clean-up (lack thereof) because I make the whole batch of nutty protein bites in one pot, one 9×9 pan and 1 baking measuring cup. In the spring and summer, I make one batch weekly, slice it into squares and keep it in the freezer. These little bites are filling; perfect for early mornings, trail snacks or quick energy boost before teaching a yoga class.

They are packed with protein and have absolutely no artificial anything! I’ve adopted this recipe from Angela Liddon’s excellent Vegan Cookbook Oh She Glows.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1 C rice cereal
  • 1/4 C sliced almonds
  • 1/4 C hemp seeds
  • 1/4 C chia seeds
  • 1/4 C sugar-free dried cranberries
  • 1/4 C VEGA “protein and greens” original-flavor
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C almond butter
  • 1 C brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions: 

  • Line 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper
  • Measure dry ingredients and set aside
  • In a saucepan combine almond butter and brown rice syrup; heat over medium heat, stirring constantly
  • When liquid mixture begins to bubble, stir in vanilla
  • Immediately turn off the burner and add dry ingredients to sauce pan, stirring constantly to avoid burning
  • Transfer mixture to parchment-lined 9×9 pan and press firmly with spatula
  • Freeze for 1 hour minimum
  • Remove from freezer; lift parchment paper out of pan and set the bars on a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter to cut into small squares and keep in freezer
  • Eat and enjoy… they will vanish before you know it!

Happy Mixing,

-lisa

3 thoughts on “no-bake nutty protein bites

  1. Lisa I’m so excited to try these bars!!! As soon as I can move I am making them!! I am still bed ridden. I am a total mess. I go back to the spinal specialist on Thursday and they are also setting up a consult with a surgeon. I am not sure when I will be able to be back on Thursday nights. I am so sorry. At this point I’m unable to walk, sit or drive! As soon as I am able I will be back in the studio… for classes and for Thursday night check-ins. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Please don’t give my spot away!!!! I love being a part of the WY team. Thanks for understanding. Please pass along to Amy. Thanks so much Lisa. With love

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  2. Hi Lisa,

    Such great timing, I was going to look for a protein ball recipe today and now I just need a few ingredients.

    Many thanks.

    Sent from Marta’s iPhone

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