Easy Protein Energy Bites • Hip Foodie Mom

Easy Protein Energy Bites!! Unlike my other recipes, you don’t need a food processor to make these energy bites! Packed with protein, these bites are filling and delicious!

As you may know, I’m in Week 4 of Faster Way to Fat Loss and am feeling great. Although this is not about losing lbs. but rather trimming down specific parts of my body, increasing my energy level and fitting into my clothes again, I have lost 7 lbs. I can definitely tell a difference and I feel great!

I’m not going to say this is easy because it definitely is not; but it’s highly doable and now that I am in a groove, it’s easier. I will say this, there’s a lot of food prep going into this. Unless you are going to be buying your meals all the time (which in my opinion just wouldn’t be cost efficient), you are going to have to grocery shop, meal prep and cook. A lot. 

Easy Protein Energy Bites

I have a major sweet tooth so I love these protein rich energy bites!! They not only satisfy my sweet treat cravings but because they are packed with protein, they keep me full longer. I hope you try the recipe!

Easy Protein Energy Bites

Recipe should make about 16 energy bites if using a small cookie scooper. Recipe will make about 20 to 24 bite sized balls if using a tablespoon measuring spoon.

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes

Course: Healthy snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: energy bites, protein energy bites, protein rich energy bites


  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons Medjool dates chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Using a large mixing bowl and a rubber spatula, combine/mix everything together until well combined. Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out and form and shape into balls.

  • Storing: if making a big batch, store in a freezer safe container or gallon sized ziploc bag. If enjoying right away, simply store in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!


If storing in the freezer, simply transfer to the fridge the night before to enjoy the next day.
Alternatives for the ingredients:

  1. you can use gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
  2. instead of peanut butter, you can use cashew or almond butter
  3. instead of the Medjool dates, you can use raisins or golden raisins or even dried cranberries. Use any dried fruit you like! 

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