Gluten free cake bites, packed with protein and flavor, make the best healthy snacks! These FUN and colorful lemon vanilla sprinkle protein bites are a NO BAKE treat for kids and adults! Packed with healthy fats and protein, these gluten free cake bites are perfect for post workout or after school snacks. You can make them with peanut butter, almond butter, or even sunflower butter.
Well hey there Tax week! Ugh, I know, great way to start the week, right? As a reminder, haha. But don’t worry, this post will add a little SPRINKLE to your week.
It’s healthy gluten free cake bites recipe time! Oh ya’ll, this one is a good one! It’s one I’ve made for several friends, my nieces and nephews, and I shared them at blend retreat last year (minus the sprinkles). These bites basically taste like cake batter combined with lemon square bars, but look like funfetti. How’s that for a killer combo? They are also made with LOVE!
Yep, the new LOVE GROWN Mighty flakes! Just like their Power O’s but in flake form. Made from beans! And did you know they have a frosted flake version now? Which is why this cereal makes an amazing additions to this flavor of bites. It’s like the icing on the cake! A gluten free “healthified” cake of course, but tasty nonetheless!
This protein packed, gluten free cake bites recipe has all the vegan/paleoish friendly adjustments you will need.
I gave you two “base ingredient” options here. One option is to use the Love Grown flakes, and one with banana chips. It’s the original recipe from my 2nd ebook. Oh and.. YOU GET a CHANGE to win some LOVE GROWN FOOD FLAKES below!
Don’t forget to come back and let me know if you liked this Lemon Vanilla Sprinkle gluten free cake bites recipe!Print
Gluten Free Lemon Vanilla Sprinkle Protein Bites
- Total Time: 15 min
- Yield: 20-22 1x
- ¼ cup ground banana chips or ground lovegrown flakes
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- ¼ cup almond meal
- ¼ cup coconut flour –> or you can just use ½ cup total of coconut flour or almond meal if you don’t have both.
- ⅓–½ cup peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
- 6–8 tablespoon Protein Powder (vanilla)
- ¼ to ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup.
- ½ tsp Lemon Extract or Lemon NuNaturals stevia
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract or NuNaturals Stevia.
- For the birthday Cake option- sub out the the lemon extract for butter extract. Add in a few tablespoon GF cake mix if you want it even more cake flavor.
- 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.
- Next, coat the bites with extra protein powder (vanilla) and sprinkles. I usually coat them after they have set in freezer for at least 5-10 minutes. Then return to freezer after.
- Makes about 20 balls. Feel free to roll into larger bites, or smaller to make more. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness
- Prep Time: 15 min
Love grown foods is always so generous, aren’t they? They are allowing me to giveaway a few boxes of their new Love Grown Flakes cereal. I’m also giving away a box of ANY FLAVOR healthy bites. Um, double giveaway wammy right there. See, I told you this would add some sprinkle to your week!
NEWS and HELP –> I am in the process of redoing all my recipes and photos for both my Healthy Bites Ebooks. Which is why I just made my 2nd Healthy Bites ebooks free for you all. I need your feedback! If you download my second ebook and make the recipes (please excuse the old photos), then please let me know how they turned out or if you made any substitutions. I WOULD LOVE that input!
Phew okay, done for a Monday! Time to get your sprinkle on!
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I love to put sprinkles on my yonanas!
I love sprinkles! My favorite way still has to be on top of some fro-yo 🙂 Can’t wait to try out these bites, they sound fantastic!
Heather @ FITaspire
So festive, how could anyone NOT want to eat these!! 🙂
I still need to dig up some Love O’s and give them a try. The Hubby ate all the samples I brought back from Blend last year before I even got a chance to taste them. Damn him.
I like anything with sprinkles.
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Funfetti cake anything!!!
Need to pin this for this weekend, there’s a bday party and your bites will be the protagonists! Thank you so much 😀
woohoo! party bites for sure!
I love making chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles.
Wow- so generous of your to make your ebook free for feedback! I’m totally going to download it, and hopefully find time to make some 🙂 I need quick, healthy snacks now with a babe needing lots of attention!
My favourite thing to make with sprinkles? Sugar cookies for different holidays!
Sprinkles are my favorite when they’re involved with ice cream 😛
Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Sprinkles make everything more fun! I love funfetti cake and frosting – although I haven’t had it in years!! Oh and softserve ice cream with sprinkles – I melt!
you know i couldn’t agree more!
These look delicious! I love anything with sprinkles 🙂
Erin @ The Almond Eater
Saw this on my feed yesterday but didn’t have a chance to comment… I love them. These look like a party with all the sprinkles–plus I love the lemon/vanilla combo.
Arman @ thebigmansworld
That’s it, I confess…This is the real reason I’m moving over. To enter these contests!
Everything is better with sprinkles!! EVERYTHING.
What kind of coconut flour do you use? I’ve not been able to sub it 1 to 1 for any other flours like your recipe says. It just soaks up so much moisture, when I do that, the dough is really dry.
Rainbow sprinkles on ice cream is the best!
Cashew Butter & Soon to be these healthy balls!
Yum! Also I like sprinkles on my oatmeal especially on a gloomy morning!
Mmmm Sprinkles!! I’ve wanted to try your healthy bites for so long! I hope you can get a subscription box going soon(ish) 🙂
Linz @ Itz Linz
i love sprinkles on EVERYTHING!
Molly Auf der Maur
These lemon Healthy Bites look great. I always like making pudding with sprinkles ! Is that weird? Vanilla or butterscotch to be exact.
Danica @ It's Progression
One of my favorite things to have sprinkles in is homemade funfetti birthday cake. We’re thinking we’ll make one to take to the hospital with us for when baby is born, just because that would be fun 🙂
I’m always amazed with how many different combinations you are able to come up with! These sound/look awesome!
Cupcakes are definitely my favorite thing to ad sprinkles to!
Oh wow these look so great! Fave thing to make with sprinkles is chocolate/PB/protein eggs!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
You had me at sprinkles. I think they should be added to everything. Even bacon.
She Rocks Fitness
CUPCAKES! Oh goodness I need these in my life! XOXO
How fun do these look! growing up I LOVED lemon squares but they had an obscene amount of sugar so these look like a perfect craving buster. I love this photo set, such a fun set up
Holy yum! With these, I could indeed celebrate my birthday for many, many more days 🙂
I am so excited to try this one.
Hayley @ Full of Life
These look UNREAL. Making asap.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Ok so this is weird – but I like sprinkles with bananas – but, I am thinking I would love sprinkles more on these bites! I saw these bites on IG and decided to come and drool over them here as WELL – Lindsay – YUM! I bet I could gobble up that whole bowl in one sitting!
These seriously couldn’t be any cuter!!! Hmm favorite thing to make with sprinkles…. that is a silly question they make everything better and more fun. You know I’m going to test that and take something my kids don’t like and add sprinkles….. 😉
Taylor @ LiftingRevolution.com
They are so pretty! I don’t use sprinkles often but when I do, I go to town on them!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
The recipe that I posted today 😉 Sprinkles on doughnuts!
I put sprinkles in my Greek yogurt every day for a sweet snack 🙂
I ALWAYS put sprinkles on my ice cream and froyo!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
My favorite thing to make with sprinkles is funfetti cupcakes!
Also, quick question that I am hoping you can help me with. I know the Love Grown products are not made with wheat, but it does say they are made in the same facility as wheat. Do you know much about their processing policies and what (if anything) they do to prevent cross-contamination?
do you mean for celiacs? It’s really about the new gluten free labeling law. The cross contamination will not effect most gluten sensitive folks because it’s so low. But if you have a several celiac disease, you will need to stick to a strictly gluten free kitchen. It won’t be too damaging but if you keep eating it, then it will, does that make sense?
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
Yes that makes sense! Thanks, Lindsay! I do not have celiacs, but am new to this GF thing. I have been having a hard time figuring out what is “safe” to eat when it comes to that.
Oh my gosh. Sprinkles on my ice cream or froyo, please!
I looooove lemon 🙂
Sprinkles—-> topping for froyo!!
Cupcakes with sprinkles!!
I love to add sprinkles to anything that needs a little bit of color!
These look delicious! I love sprinkles in almost anything… ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, you name it!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
These are so pretty!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
These are so beautiful!! We pull out sprinkles for birthday cupcakes or on top of banana “ice cream” to make it more special but that’s about it!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
you KNOW I love me some Spring Sprinkles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How fun! Love the colors + they look delish
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
I need a little sprinkles to start off my week! I love sprinkles on ice cream – vanilla chocolate swirl soft ice cream to be exact!
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
I need to get my hands on some lemon extract and mighty flakes so I can finally make some bites of yours! These sound fabulously springy 🙂
These look amazing and def. remind me of spring.
i’m partial to having sprinkles in a vanilla cupcake!
Oh, I want these. Anything with sprinkles just makes it even better, right? Pinning these!
truffles would be my favorite thing to make with sprinkles – VERY similar to your healthy bites, maybe with just a bit of a chocolate coat 😉
I MISS your healthy bites, I do hope I win! xxo
they miss you! and i miss you!!
Brittany @ Barr & Table
Clearly sprinkles make everything a party.. I like putting them on top of my oatmeal in the morning 😉
My son goes crazy for sprinkles! We tend to only use them on cookies but every once in awhile I’ll sprinkle them on his pancakes or oatmeal 🙂
They are almost too pretty to eat…but I still would!
JEssica Joy @The Fit Switch
It’s a party bite! Oh my, I have been craving lemon flavored sweets lately too. YAHOO! I did go through a chocolate mint phase, but now it’s onto lemon. and, what a cool product. I love health food stuff. I can see why these have been such a hit. WOOHOO!
These look like they taste just like summer! 😀
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
These look magical. For some reason I have been craving lemon things lately. There is a lemon pistachio donut near me that has been running through my mind…
Jody - Fit at 57
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sprinkles on cookies of course! 🙂
Heather (Where's the Beach)
I still haven’t tried their cereal yet. They don’t carry it at my Kroger and I rarely go to WFs. And sprinkles, probably the last time I even used sprinkles was baking cookies 😉
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
These are adorable! Perfectly cute little bite 🙂
Anything that incorporates sprinkles has me sold! Congratulations on your 2nd eBook btw 🙂
thanks friend. and congrats to you on being one inspiring woman, wife, mama! loved your weight post. love you!
around here it’s all SPRINKLE SHAKER INTO …. MOUTH.
AKA SPRINKLE HOLE 🙂
I love to make cupcakes with sprinkles!
Confession: I have never tried the cereal. I want to so badly. PLLLEEEAASSEEE send me a love drop! And love lemon and vanilla bites! Reminds me of those amazing powdered sugar lemon cookies that you have at tea time in the south.
And sprinkles go on everything. You know this.
LOVE this recipe. My favorite thing to make with sprinkles is a batch of Blondies.
ohhh good call!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
YUM! You had me at sprinkle 😉 I’m trying to follow the Tone It Up challenge for the next couple of months which means I need some protein packed snacks! I’m a terrible carb-snacker but these little protein bites would satisfying both cravings!
yep, my exact thinking. Protein packed and tastes like cake but not. haha
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
These are so cute! And I don’t think I got one at Blend last year. This year? I can’t remember if you’re even going.
oh bummer, wish i would have known! And not sure if i can this year. sad!