Cinnamon roll energy bites made with 5 ingredients and make a great make-ahead freezer snack for the week! Packed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, they make a hunger-crushing combo!
why you’ll love these cinnamon roll bites
- They are no-bake.
- Packed with healthy fats, fiber, & protein.
- Taste like cinnamon roll dough!
- Super easy & only 5 ingredients.
- Can be prepped & kept in the freezer.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Organic oats: I opt for organic always, as oats are often sprayed with glyphosayte. Sprouted is also great if available to you!
Almond butter: You can sub any nut or seed butter. Sunflower seed butter would be a super yummy nut-free option.
Maple syrup: You can sub honey or any sticky sweetener.
Cinnamon: If you want to spice them up even more, a pinch of cardamom or nutmeg is super yummy!
Protein Powder: This is optional. You can substitute oat flour or more oats. I use my favorite vanilla protein powder for these (make sure you use one you love!)
Vanilla + Sea salt: Optional, but adds great flavor!
Let’s make some cinnamon roll energy bites
You guys. This is the easiest recipe ever. All you have to do:
- Mix everything together in a bowl. Taste & adjust if you’d like.
- Roll the mixture into balls & place in the freezer for at least 2 hours, until firm.
- If you’re using the optional melted white chocolate, after the balls have been in the freezer for 30-45 minutes and are firm, dip them in white chocolate and return to the freezer for another hour or so to completely firm up.
Storing extra energy bites
You’ll want to store these bites in an air-tight container in the freezer. I love them straight from the freezer, but if you want a softer bite, just let them thaw for a couple minutes before enjoying!
Other cinnamon roll recipes to try
Healthy cinnamon roll baked oatmeal
Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites (Vegan, 5 ingredients)
- 1/2 cup almond butter *See notes
- 1/3-1/2 cup organic old fashioned oats
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup protein powder *Optional, see notes
- 1 tsp vanilla + pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup white chocolate, for drizzling *optional. I used a refined sugar-free option.
- In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients, mixing until dough forms. You can taste and adjust as you'd like. If your dough is super moist, add extra oats.
- Roll the dough into balls and place in the freezer for at least two hours to firm up.
- If you are using the white chocolate, once the balls have been in the freezer for 35-45 minutes and firmer, melt the chocolate until smooth. Dip each ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Return to the freezer for at least an hour or two before enjoying!