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No-Bake Vanilla Coconut Almond Protein Bites | These #glutenfree #vegan protein bites are a perfect healthy snack for busy days, before or after workouts. They're also a healthy way to satisfy any sweet tooth! | via Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat

Vanilla Coconut Almond Protein Bites


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 10 mins (+ chilling)
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 bites
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no-bake

Description

Need a quick snack on the go, or a healthy sweet treat after dinner? These protein bites have a gorgeous, nutty flavour and cookie dough-like consistency. Their high protein content will keep you satisfied, even on your busiest days.


Ingredients


Instructions

  • As the dates soak, whirl the oats and coconut in the food processor until they resemble a flour. Do the same with the almonds, if using chopped ones.
  • Combine the ground oats, coconut, almonds/almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon and sea salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Pour the excess water off the dates and pulse them in the processor until the pieces are as tiny as possible. (Scrape down the edges with a spatula occasionally.) Add the maple syrup, water, almond butter and vanilla. Continue processing until the mixture is as smooth as possible.
  • Gradually add the dry mixture to the processor and blend, again, scraping down the edges every so often. Add a little water if the mixture seems too dry.
  • If your processor bowl starts to get too full, do the rest of your combining in the mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined, and if needed, add a tablespoon of water at a time to maintain a dough-like consistency.
  • Wrap the dough in a ball and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Breaking off a little at a time, roll into 12 balls.

Notes

I like to store these in the fridge or freezer because they taste wonderful (and very much like cookie dough!) when they’re cold. Be sure to use a sealed container for any leftovers.