No bake Maple Vanilla Nut Latte Protein bites! These Grain Free and Gluten Free protein bites are super easy to make, healthy, and great pick me up for an afternoon snack or even breakfast on the go!
Happy weekend Friends! I’ve got another no bake protein bite recipe for you (aka Healthy Bites)! Yes, a “weekend update” healthy bite flavor. One I’ve revamped and updated the pictures. Are you sick of those yet? Please say no. 😉
But actually, these bites have a story. You see, two years ago I created a maple latte protein bite. Totally a favorite of mine!
I decided these protein bites were about due for a makeover and photo update so I busted out the ingredients and started to mix. I could smell the espresso on my hands and the aroma of coffee in the air. Yes, just from mixing up the ingredients.
It was then I had a flash back to 2004. EEK 11 years ago! I was in college and working at Starbucks. I actually loved that job. Not the hours, but the pay and the company was good!
I digress… anyways…
Whenever we had down time at Starbucks, the other employees and I would make up random drink concoctions. I think I was high on espresso most of my college life because of that. Ha!
One of my favorite combos I came up with (while working and the BUX) was a double shot latte with dab of maple syrup, vanilla cream, and a splash of hazelnut flavoring. Oh my it was divine! Not the healthiest in terms of sugar, but hey, I was in college and ignorance WAS bliss.
You see where I’m going with this? Yes, that memory totally sparked the edition of the NUT to these no bake LATTE protein bites… I mean healthy bites! And since we’re all about maple these days, let’s just keep that flavor going too. Mmm k?
So brew some coffee or espresso and enjoy the “perks” of these protein bites.
Nutrition per bite using Vanilla Whey Protein Powder and yielding 20 bites per batch. Please note the nutrition will be different if you use pea protein or different nuts. But not by much.
Oh and just in case you want a MOCHA option. I got that covered too. Check out this step by step video! Vanilla and Chocolate Maple Latte protein bites involved!
Do you have a favorite coffee drink from Starbucks?
Did you know there are SEVERAL not on the menu! Ohh. the secret is out!
Cheers to nutty healthy Bite with a LATTE love!
Puns are done, I promise!
Have a great weekend!