No Bake Gluten Free Muesli Energy Bites Recipe! This gluten free muesli bite recipe is super simple to make, vegan friendly, and a must make for healthy snacking. Homemade cranberry energy bites ready in no time!
Good Monday Morning to ya friends! Well, today’s gonna be a good day. Yes, Healthy Bite recipes and giveaways are back in action for 2016! And to kick it off, I have one of my original gluten free energy bites recipes to share, plus a pretty nifty giveaway! Yep, Gluten Free Muesli Energy Bites with Cranberries. But there’s more to these gluten free muesli energy bites that make them just bites and just snacky. You’ll like my “extras” I included in the recipe too, I promise.
But first, the story of how these gluten free muesli bites came about and why. Because, let’s face it, every bite recipe creation needs a good back story, right?
So in our first year of marriage to the kiwi, back in 2008, I had just been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. At that time, the states did not have many gluten free options. And gluten free muesli (which was our favorite breakfast) did not exist. AT ALL! It wasn’t until we visited New Zealand again (I think it was my second time there), that I discovered a WHOLE ARRAY of specific gluten free foods, restaurants, etc. You see, Celiac was (and still is) more prevalent in New Zealand, so they are used to accommodating to those on a gluten free diet. That being said, you can imagine the excitement when I discovered multiple types of gluten free cereals/oats/bars, etc. And then…. I tried to pack them all in my suitcase to bring back to the states, but unfortunately, I didn’t have enough room. Darn!
So instead, I took note of the ingredients and promised myself I’d try making my own version of these gluten free goodies once we arrived back home. Hence these gluten free muesli energy bites. One of my very first HEALTHY BITE recipes. And one of our favorite energy bites for proper fuel, breakfast, etc.
Okay, so you ready to find out what is in them and how to make these SUPER HEALTHY gluten free muesli energy bites?
Well, for one, muesli is a cereal consisting of grains (raw), nuts, dried fruit, and seeds. But in order to make these gluten free, we are using raw gluten free oats and combining them with almond flakes/slivers. The key here to blend (in a Vitamix) them together to make one base.
Then you can add in your dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. For this gluten free muesli, we are using pumpkin seeds, almond meal, and dried cranberries/berries. All of these are naturally sweetened and then spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little sea salt. It smells heavenly!
Once you make your gluten free muesli mix, you can them combine it creamy almond butter, honey or agave nectar, sea salt, and pure vanilla. I’ve also made these with sunflower seed butter. I wouldn’t use peanut butter as it takes away the perfectly sweetened and spiced muesli. Just so you know.
Simple, yes. But you will also be surprised at how much flavor and texture comes out of this little bite! All due to the “blending” process.Print
Gluten Free Cranberry Muesli Energy Bites (Vegan, NO Bake)
- 3/4 to 1 cup gluten free oats (use 1 cup if batter is too wet after mixing)
- 1/4 cup sliced almond
- 1/2 c coconut flour – about 72 grams weighed (see notes for other options)
- 1/3 cup almond butter (sunflower seed)
- 2–3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries or berries
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
- First, combine your oats and almonds in a blender (i use vitamix). Pulse until almonds and oats and fine but not grounded.
- Next, in large bowl, add in all your dry ingredients. Mix them all together.
- Add your almond butter and honey and mix with a spoon. Then add vanilla. Mix again and then use your hands to finish. It’s easier using your hands to mix after a certain point.
- Roll dough into bite size balls. Mine turn out to be about 18 grams each. Place in freezer after. Makes anywhere between 20-22 balls.
- Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
If you don’t have coconut flour, you can use protein powder or peanut flour but make sure it’s the same grams and very fine.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 75 Fat: 3.7 Saturated fat: 0.4 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 3 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 2.7
And speaking of blending…. guess who got an upgrade on her blender? Yes, my vitamix got an upgrade! Are you seeing what I’m seeing? That would be a Vitamix 780 touch screen. Let’s just say Santa thought I was a really good girl this year and delivered it right on time.
But in all seriousness friends, I don’t think I could have been able to keep Healthy Bites going (for 7 years now) without a high quality reliable kitchen appliance, such as a Vitamix. I’ve used a vitamix to make all varieties of Healthy Bites for over 5 years now and you better believe I will continue! Because like I mentioned, blending and CONSISTENCY are key for perfect bites.
In order to show my appreciation for all of you who have continued to support Healthy Bites, I’m giving away a batch PLUS A VITAMIX! Vitamix has been so gracious and offered one of my readers and supporters a chance to win their Vitamix 5200. This is an amazing device! This series is was what I first started off with and is the perfect universal tool for your kitchen. You know, so you can make all the healthy bites. Wink Wink.
2 winners –> One for the batch of Healthy Bites and one for the Vitamix. Sound good?
Here’s how to enter and how to win!
I truly hope to take Healthy Bites down a new road this year. A road to BIGGER and BETTER things. So wish me luck and I’ll for sure keep you posted. Thank you all again for continuing to support!
Now go make some gluten free muesli energy bites and fuel up for the week.
Happy Meatless Monday!
Have you ever made your own gluten free muesli?