No-Bake Grain-Free Energy Bites

March 15, 2020

These high protein, lower carb energy bites are delicious and packed with nutrient-dense foods like walnuts, almonds & sunflower seeds, flaxseed and almond meal, almond butter, coconut flakes, and dried cherries. Everything to keep your brain, joints, heart healthy, and your immune system strong.

They make a great snack when needing a boost, and pair nicely with a cup of tea in the evening- a much better option than ice cream or brownies!



Breakfast, Snack




4 people


1.1/2 cup walnuts
2.1/4 cup almonds
3.1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
4.Generous 1/2 cup all-natural almond butter
5.1/4 cup coconut oil
6.1/4 cup dried fruit: cherries, cranberries, or apricots
7.2 tablespoons maple syrup or Lakanto- monk fruit syrup
8.1 teaspoon vanilla extract
9.1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
10.3/4 cup ground almond meal
11.1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
12.1/2 teaspoon coarse salt sea salt or kosher salt



Combine Some Dry Ingredients.

Combine the almond meal, flaxseed meal, and salt and set aside.


Prepare the Food Processor.

Using a food processor, add nuts, almond butter & coconut oil and pulse together for several seconds.


Add more Ingredients to Processor.

Add dried fruit, maple syrup, vanilla, shredded coconut & almond meal mixture. Pulse for several more seconds, bringing the mixture together but still keeping a little texture. You do NOT want to blend until smooth.


Shape the Bites.

Remove the blade from your food processor. You may need to mix the batter together with a spoon or rubber spatula. Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls (you could also coat balls with shredded coconut if desired) then place onto a flat baking sheet or air-tight container lined with wax paper.



Place the energy bites into the refrigerator, or freezer for about an hour. Store the energy bites in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


The recipe should yield about 20 energy bites.

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