Hi everyone, my name is Hilary and I blog over at Bakes By Ranchcookie. I am so excited to be sharing my recipe for Pineapple Energy Bites with you guys today.
I started my journey to live a healthier lifestyle 6 years ago, and one thing I continue to struggle with is healthy snacking. After meal prepping my breakfast and lunch the last thing I want to do is come up with something for a snack as well.
So I found myself buying prepackaged bars (like kind bars, Larabars, think thin bars) and as delicious and filling as these bars are the price sure does put a hole in my wallet. Some bars coming in at $2.08 per bar!
In an effort to make a satisfying, healthy and delicious snack with minimal prep time and something that wouldn’t break the bank I created these pineapple, walnut energy bites.
These bites are made using only 5 ingredients with 5 minutes or less prep time.
Why Each Ingredient Matters
Using walnuts and almond butter these bites are full of healthy fats to keep you feeling satiated. Coconut flour adds the perfect texture and packs them full of fiber.
Added protein powder packs them with protein to keep you full until that next meal. The final touch to add sweetness to satisfy your afternoon sweet tooth is dried pineapple.
These bites are gluten free, vegan, and paleo friendly.
They make 12 servings a batch, providing you with a sweet and satisfying treat to grab for your afternoon snack or even provide the perfect pre-workout bite.
So next time you find yourself snacking on chips and chocolate, make these grab and go bites instead.
Pineapple Energy Bites
Makes 12 bites
- 20 grams dried pineapple, chopped
- 1 scoop protein powder of choice
- 3 T almond butter
- 28 grams coconut flour
- 20 grams chopped walnuts
Chop your dried pineapple and walnuts. Combine all ingredients together. Roll into 12 bites or flatten to make into cookies. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before eating. Grab and go.