A one bite wonder! These gluten free no bake Vanilla Plum Crumble Protein Bites wrap up all the flavors of that stone fruit summer dessert into one delicious, healthy, gluten free protein bite.
Well Hello JULY! It’s gonna be a good mont! Do any of you have summer birthdays? Because if you do, you’ll totally understand the dilemma of summer birthdays. Yep, my birthday is this month. Apparently my brain is the first to age because for a moment there I couldn’t remember if I was turning 32 or 33. And apparently I have a short term memory. Oh wait, where was I?
Birthdays.. Summer… Ahh yes!
Not going to lie, when I was younger, I didn’t like it. Every body was out of town and my party usually had to be shifted to later in August when friends were back in town. The only good thing that came from shifting my birthday party to August was that it was PEAK Plum season. We would often stop on at the fruit stands on the side of the road to buy a bag of plums. These were especially tasty on hot summer day, and trust me, it was and still is HOT in Texas during August! But you know what else? Plums makes the best summer birthday dessert! Especially paired with vanilla bean ice cream.
Which leads me to this recipe. The July Flavor of the month! One of two flavors. Yes, I have two flavor. So stay tuned here! Ok?
Plum Crumble or Crisp is one of my favorite summer desserts. Which is why it also makes a good “birthday cake.” I think it’s similar to that summer comfort food thing that I crave. Light and refreshing, but also a little rich. I tried to pack all that light but rich flavor into this little bite too. Vanilla, almonds, dried plums, honey, cinnamon, a little lemon zest, and vanilla cream protein. Oh and the option to add in a little oat granola crumble, if you want a crunch! See, it’s all about having your cake …err crumble, and eating it too. These are my one bite wonders, okay you can have more that one bite but you get my point, right? It’s one bit of summer dessert that will leave your taste buds happy.
You ready for it? Let’s make my birthday crumble cake bite!Print
Gluten Free Vanilla Plum Crumble Protein Bites
- 3/4 cup Vanilla Cream Protein of choice
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup oat or coconut flour
- 5 oz dried plums (prunes)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp lemon extract
- 1/2 cup maple or honey
- dash of cinnamon
- optional add ins — 1/4 cup gluten free granola
- First, grind up your dried fruit in food processor or blender.
- In large bowl, add in all your dry ingredients.
- Then mix in your nut butter, extracts, and last the honey. Mix well (I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. You can then roll bites in the extra protein/cinnamon powder after you roll. Makes about 25-30 balls.
- Feel free to roll into larger bites, or smaller to make more.
- Add more honey/PB if they end up being too dry to roll. Just depends on type of protein you use.
- Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
Notes –> Protein Powders I like to use
Growing Naturals Vanilla Sprouted Pea Protein to keep them dairy free.
My Mix Nutrition Grass fed Vanilla Whey
Like I mentioned above, this is the first of two healthy bites flavors for July. The other BONUS bite will come either Friday or next week. It will involve a gluten free giveaway, including your choice of Healthy Bites. And it will include CHOCOLATE because, let’s face it, you can never go wrong with chocolate. Plus I feel like I haven’t posted a Chocolate Healthy Bite recipe in a while. Consider this my gift to you and myself! Ha!
But in the meantime, go make these bites for America’s birthday (ahem July 4th)!
What is your favorite summer dessert?
What do you think the BONUS bite flavor will be?