Healthy Snickerdoodle Energy Bites – Vegan Richa

Healthy Snickerdoodle Energy Bites – Vegan Richa


These healthy vegan snickerdoodle bites taste just like a holiday cookie but are actually good for you. Just 6 ingredients and 10 mins.  The perfect easy and kid-friendly snack for anyone in need for some energy on-the-go! Grain-free option included. Jump to Recipe

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bites in a small clay bowl

These Vegan Snickerdoodle Energy Bites are the perfect thing to have on hand anytime. But especially around fall and winter when you’re really craving a holiday cookie but don’t actually want to deal with 1, baking and 2, all the cookie-snacking consequences (hello sugar coma). Because these simple vegan snacks are made from wholesome plant-based ingredients only – no added refined sugar, gluten, or oil– they are a festive treat I’m happy to enjoy anytime and kids love them too.

overhead shot of a clay bowl with vegan Snickerdoodle bites rolled in cinnamon sugar

These vegan energy bites have all the nutritional benefits a healthy snack should have – some good fats, plant-based protein, some carbs, and a low-glycemic sweetener ( maple syrup). NO gluten, dairy, no artificial flavors.

Pack your freezer with a batch of these little Snickerdoodle Energy Bites and you’ll always have something festive, nutritious (and delicious) on hand when you feel a bit down.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Snack Bites rolled in cinnamon sugar stacked in a small clay bowl

No Bake Vegan Snickerdoodle Bites

These healthy 6 ingredient vegan snickerdoodle bites taste just like a holiday cookie but are actually good for you. Glutenfree. The perfect easy and kid-friendly snack

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time15 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Snickerdoodle energy bites, vegan bliss balls, vegan energy bites

Servings: 14 -16

Calories: 84kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (29.57 g) smooth almond butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup (84 g) almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) oat flour or 3 tbsp coconut flour to keep it grain free
  • good pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar or coconut sugar (optional but great for texture )
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For rolling —

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar or coconut sugar

Instructions

  • Warm the maple syrup in a bowl and mix in the almond butter and maple syrup until well combined.

  • Add in the rest of the ingredients mix with a spatula to turn everthing into a dough. It will take a minute to come together. If the mixture is too dry, add more maple syrup 1 tsp at a time

  • In another small bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar for coating.

  • Take small balls out of the dough using a teaspoon and roll into a ball, then roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture

  • Repeat for all of the remaining dough. Store on the counter for upto 2 days or refrigerate for upto 2-3 weeks

Notes

  • Store on the counter for the day and refrigerate for 2 weeks or freeze for up to a month
  • You can roll these in maple sugar instead of cane sugar. These bites could obviously also be rolled in ground nuts instead of cinnamon sugar if you want to cut down on sugar. 
  • Turn these into Gingerbread Energy Bites by adding some ground ginger, cloves, allspice, vanilla and use molasses instead of maple syrup. 
  • Make sure to remove your nut butter from the fridge in time. This makes it way easier to mix with the maple syrup.
  • For some crunch add some chia seeds or stir in some hemp seeds to up the protein. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

No Bake Vegan Snickerdoodle Bites

Amount Per Serving (1 ball)

Calories 84 Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 1mg0%

Potassium 43mg1%

Carbohydrates 9g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 2g4%

Calcium 30mg3%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Ingredients:

  • Smooth almond butter is the base volume of these energy bites. You could also use cashew butter, or sun butter to make nut-free. Or use 1/2 cup of Medjool dates for the volume. Process the dates to break them down adding some warm maple syrup, then add in the flours and process to combine.
  • A mix of almond flour and oat flour make the base of the bites. These flours are nutty yet neutral in taste and make for a light cakey texture rather than a dense oily energy ball.  You can use coconut flour instead of oat flour to keep things grain free.
  • These would not be Snickerdoodle Energy Bites without a dose of ground cinnamon. Use Ceylon for added health benefits.
  • We use maple syrup as an all-natural sweetener and add a pinch of salt which brings out the sweetness some more.
  • For the classic Snickerdoodles look, we roll the bites in some cinnamon sugar. I used cane sugar but brown sugar or coconut sugar work as well.

overhead shot of ingredients for making Snickerdoodle Bites

Tips and Variations :

  • You can roll these in maple sugar or date sugar instead of cane sugar. These bites could obviously also be rolled in ground nuts instead of cinnamon sugar if you want to cut down on sugar.
  • Turn these into Gingerbread Energy Bites by adding some ground ginger, cloves, allspice, vanilla and use molasses instead of maple syrup.
  • Make sure to remove your nut butter from the fridge in time. This makes it way easier to mix with the maple syrup.
  • For some crunch add some chia seeds or stir in some hemp seeds to up the protein.

How to make Vegan Snickerdoodle Energy Bites:

maple syrup and nut butter being stirred together in a small bowl

Warm the maple syrup in a bowl and mix in the almond butter until well combined.

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It helps if your nut butter is at room temperature.

oat flour and ground nuts being mixed with nut butter for making snack bites

Add in the rest of the ingredients, so flours, spices, and salt and mix well to turn it all into a dough. This will take a minute to come together. If the mixture is too dry, add more maple syrup 1 tsp at a time.

batter for rolling vegan Snickerdoodle bites in a white bowl

In another small bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar for coating.

snickerdoodle bites being rolled in a bowl with some cinnamon sugar for coating on the side

Shape the snickerdoodles dough into small balls using a teaspoon per ball and roll into smooth bites. Roll the bites in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat and place on a plate. Repeat with all of the dough.

a small bowl with healthy Vegan Snickerdoodle Bites with a blue kitchen towel

How to store Snickerdoodle Energy Bites:

These can be stored on the counter for the day and refrigerate for 2 weeks or freeze for up to a month.

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