Being a mom is HARD work! And these days, the only things keeping me afloat are simple, easy snack recipes like these Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites. Because lately, finding the time to sit down for a full meal has been a challenge. These energy bites are Paleo, Vegan and perfect for a quick bite.
I never realized just how draining motherhood could be until actually diving into it myself. You have to be selfless at times. Well, most of the time. You have to put your children's basic needs before your own. And honestly, it's not always an easy thing to do.
What's really made my life easier these past few months has been prepping snacks. I try to make high protein, low sugar snacks on the weekends. This way, I have quick options when I'm home alone with the kids during the week.
Ingredients in Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites
Not only is prepping snacks necessary for curing my hunger, but it's also essential when nursing. These bites are made with nuts, raisins and vanilla protein, plus a few other simple ingredients. In other words, they're high in protein and naturally sweetened. Oh, and did I mention they're easy to make?!
Here are the ingredients:
Another great thing about these balls: they are highly customize-able. If you make swaps for items that have the weight listed (in grams) then I suggest measuring by weight rather than quantity.
The pecans can be subbed for any nut or seed. However, if you ask me, pecans are perfect for getting that cinnamon roll taste.
In my opinion, raisins are another essential cinnamon roll flavor. However, if you choose not to use them, dates would be a great alternative.
Any protein powder will work in this recipe. I used a plant based protein powder, but whey works as well.
Energy bites (or balls if you want to call them that) are such easy, tasty snacks. It's no wonder that they're so popular.
If you're looking for more energy bite recipes, here are some of my favorites:
High protein energy balls; Paleo, Vegan and great for a quick snack.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In food processor, blend raisins and pecans to a course flour.
- Add remaining ingredients, except water and blend.
- Add water, 1 Tbsp at a time, and blend until mixture is sticky enough to form into balls.
- Remove dough from food processor, roll into balls (about 10) and place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and cool.
Keywords: energy balls, protein, egg free, vegan, paleo