I love these No-Bake Energy Bites. They are easy to make, quick to grab, travel well and taste amazing! These bites are nutritious and a great source of energy before a workout or to start your day off just right, what’s not to love…
I make many variations of these No-Bake Bites, but they pretty much always have a base of Oats and Peanut Butter. For my basic recipe, check out my No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites.
For my Cranberry Almond Energy Bites, I combine old-fashioned oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, dried cranberries, slivered almonds and cinnamon.
Add any ingredients you love.
You can add anything you like or what you have on hand to these bites. When making different variations you might find your bites are too dry and won’t hold together. A good rule of thumb is to add something sticky when your ingredients aren’t holding together. Whether it’s more peanut butter or honey add whatever sticky ingredient you’re using.
Here are some substitutions. Use whatever you have on hand and have fun with it!
Instead of Peanut Butter.
Use almond butter or cashew butter, just about any nut butter will work.
Instead of maple syrup.
Substitute honey, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup.
Instead of dried cranberries.
Any type of dried fruit such as raisins, mango, dates, apricot.
Instead of Slivered Almonds.
Add sunflower seeds, peanuts, cashews, or any nut you prefer.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Mix all 6 ingredients (oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, slivered almonds, cranberries, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
- Cover your mixture and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Once cooled, roll into small bites (about 1 inch in diameter). Place into an airtight container and keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
For other No-Bake Energy Bites, try these no-bake peanut butter energy bites.
Click here for my Homemade Cranberry, Nut, and Chocolate Quinoa Energy Bars.