It’s that time of year when we trade in the pumpkin for gingerbread, and I personally couldn’t be happier! I mean, I love pumpkin, but I’ve seriously tested the limits of how many pumpkin dishes a person can consume this season. These Gingerbread Energy Bites are festive and totally satisfying.
I wanted to create something that tasted like a cookie but is super healthy. I have nothing against cookies, but a nutrient-packed treat that tastes like one isn’t a bad thing either! Ok, these actually taste like gingerbread cookie dough. Not that I’ve tasted it of course…;). The whole family loved these and they take mere moments to make, which is just enough time for Max to find his way into the fridge for the 80th time and start pulling everything out. Good thing he’s cute!Jump to Recipe
What is an Energy Bite?
Energy balls typically have a combination of protein, good carbs, healthy fats, and are high in fiber. Since they are portable they are the perfect healthy on-the-go snack or breakfast. We have some great recipes over on Fraîche Table like these Peanut Butter Energy Balls or these Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites.
Gingerbread Breakfast Recipes
These make a great breakfast, especially served with a seasonal fruit salad. But if you are looking for even MORE gingerbread recipes, I’ve have some other favourites up my sleeve.
Don’t forget to make your own spice ahead of the busy baking season with this easy DIY Gingerbread Spice recipe too! It makes an adorable gift packaged in a little jar and tied with a bow.
Gingerbread Energy Bites
Gingerbread Energy Bites
These Gingerbread Energy Bites are a totally satisfying healthy snack! Feel free to add a bit of protein powder (1-2 scoops) if you wish!
- 1 cup whole raw almonds
- 1 cup large flake oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 5 tablespoons molasses (recommend fancy or cooking molasses)
- 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
- 12 pitted dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- pinch sea salt
- 2-4 tablespoons plain unsweetened almond milk
- ground and/or finely chopped almonds for rolling the bites in
- hemp seeds for rolling the bites in
Place the almonds and oats in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles a very fine crumb. Add the hemp seeds, molasses, almond or cashew butter, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and sea salt. Process until the mixture is well combined, smooth and sticks together, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula half way through.
Add the almond milk one tablespoon at a time until the mixture just sticks together and easily rolls into a ball: you may not need all of the milk.
Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture into a ball using the palms of your hands and roll each ball in either the ground almonds, chopped almonds or the hemp seeds. Set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture.
Store in a covered container the refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for up to 2 months.