Toasted Almond and Coconut No Bake Protein Bites
I’ve been on a massive no bake protein bites kick lately. It began with a revamped version of my oatmeal peanut butter protein bites recipe and continued with s’mores and white chocolate no bake protein bites creations. They’re just so easy to make, delicious, and make the perfect grab-n-go snack or sweet tooth killer. Out of all the aforementioned protein bites, I believe this is my favorite. The toasted almonds and coconut give this a bit of crunchy sweet goodness that is really satisfying.
toThese toasted almond and coconut bites also pack a serious protein punch for a snack with fewer than 100 calories. With 8 grams of protein per bite, these will help you reach higher protein goals and enjoy yourself while doing it. Okay, enough talking. Let’s get to the recipe and ingredients.
No Bake Protein Bites Ingredients
The recipe calls for slivered almonds, which you can either do yourself or buy pre-slivered like I did. If you decided to do it yourself, be sure to slice them as thin as possible to make sure they’re evenly toasted and reduce the time required to toast.
For the sticky sweetener, I used in the infamous Walden Farms Pancake Syrup. If you don’t have any on hand, you can try substituting honey or another sticky sweetener. Just be sure to account for calorie differences.
Normally, I will mention that you can substitute for the coconut flour in recipes but in this case, it may be difficult to sub all purpose flour or other options without modifying every other ingredient. That said, if you try something else like all purpose or almond flour and they turn out great, let me know what you use!
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The macros are with Gold Standard Whey.
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- 1/4 C (30g) Almonds, slivered
- 3/8 C (45g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes, or 6 Tbsp
- 1/4 C (28g) Coconut Flour
- 2 scoops (60-64g) Protein Powder, vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Stevia
- 1/4 C (60mL) Walden Farms Pancake Syrup, or low-cal sticky sweetener
- 1 Tbsp (15mL) Almond Milk or Low-Cal Liquid, as needed
- Line a small baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat.
- Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray before adding almond slivers and coconut flakes to pan. Leave untouched for 2-3 minutes.
- While almonds and coconut flakes toast, mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Stir almonds and coconut flakes. When the mixture has slightly browned, remove from heat.
- Allow 2-3 minutes for mixture to cool before adding to dry ingredients. Once cool, fold mixture into dry ingredients.
- Add syrup or sticky sweetener next, stirring well.
- Finally, add almond milk or liquid of choice as needed. Be sure to avoid overhydrating.
- Using your hands, roll 1-2 Tbsp of the mixture in your hands to form golf ball-sized balls. (If the mixture is too crumbly, add a bit more milk. If the mixture is too soft or stick, you can either chill in the freezer for a few minutes or try adding a bit more protein.)
- Add balls to parchment paper. The recipe should make 8.
- Place protein balls in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Store leftovers in the freezer and allow 5-10 minutes to thaw before consuming.
Each protein bite has 3 Smart Points.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 protein bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 4.5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8g
Don’t forget to check out my other no bake protein bites I mentioned in the intro. If you’re looking for other quick and easy snacks, I think you’ll enjoy my 6 high protein yogurt melt recipes.
And as always, if you try any of my recipes, I want to see your re-creations on Instagram. It lets me know you’re putting healthy recipes into action, and I love sharing your recipes to inspire others.