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Turquoise bowl filled with cinnamon vanilla protein bites, top protein bite has bite taken out of side.

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Breakfast Bites {No Bake, Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 bites 1x


These Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Breakfast Bites are super easy to make, with NO BAKING required! Healthy, great for snacks or breakfast on the go. Kid-friendly. gluten-free, and vegan-friendly!


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup gluten free rolled oats or gluten free cereal of choice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or more oat flour
  • 1/4 cup (65-75 grams) vanilla protein powder (see notes for substitutes)
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon ground cinnamon, plus extra for coating
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup nut butter or sunflower seed butter (creamy no-stir works best)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey


  1. In a food processor, grind oats or cereal and transfer to a large mixing bowl. (This step is optional.)
  2. Add the almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon, and nut butter. Stir ingredients until well combined.
    • Alternatively – Blend all ingredients (except honey) in a food processor or blender and blend until a mealy batter is formed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the honey and vanilla, mixing well with hands. Add more honey or nut butter if the batter is too dry and not sticking together. 
  4. Roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden. If desired, in a small bowl whisk together a little cinnamon and vanilla protein powder. Once hardened, sprinkle the powder on the balls before serving.
  6.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week or freezer for up to 6 weeks.


Substitutes – Substitute peanut flour or oat flour (add more vanilla extract to the batter), egg white powder or Collagen Protein Powder for vanilla protein powder.

  • Prep Time: 12 min
  • Category: snack
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 4.1g
  • Sodium: 0.8mg
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 6.1mg

Keywords: no bake, protein balls, energy balls, gluten free, snacks, healthy snacks, vegan, cinnamon roll