Snickerdoodle Energy Bites
Yields: 30 energy bites
 
This healthy snack tastes like buttery snickerdoodle cookies, which is perfect for Cookie Monsters like me! They’ll keep for at least one week, if not longer, if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  1. Add the protein powder, oats, and cinnamon to a medium bowl, and stir until thoroughly combined. Make a well in the center. Pour in the milk, stevia, and butter extract. Stir until completely incorporated.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  3. Working with a small amount of the mixture at a time, shape into a ball, and place on the prepared baking sheet. (The mixture doesn’t roll very easily, so I recommend squishing it into a spherical shape instead!) Repeat with the remaining mixture. Transfer the energy bites to an airtight container, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes: This recipe was specifically designed for the plant-based protein powder listed in the Ingredients list. I buy it here. Most protein powders behave differently, especially when it comes to absorbing moisture. If you substitute a different plant-based protein powder, you may need to add more protein powder if the dough is too wet OR more milk if the dough is too dry. Do not substitute whey-based protein powder; the mixture will be too sticky to roll into balls.

Old-fashioned oats (gluten-free, if necessary) may be substituted for the instant oats. I prefer instant oats because they’re smaller and hold together the mixture slightly better.

Any milk may be substituted for the nonfat milk.

Any sweetener may be substituted in place of the vanilla crème stevia. However, you may need to adjust the amount of protein powder if the dough is too wet OR add more milk if the mixture is too dry. You’ll need the equivalent of 3-5 tablespoons of granulated sugar. (I highly recommend using the vanilla crème stevia, if at all possible! I buy it here. And you’ll use it in all of these recipes of mine, too!)

The butter extract is optional, but I highly recommend it! It provides the classic buttery snickerdoodle flavor.

For more tips and answers to ALL other questions {including substitutions!}, see my Protein Powder Recipes: Tips & FAQ Page.

{gluten-free, clean eating, vegan option, low fat, low calorie, low sugar, high protein}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2017/02/23/snickerdoodle-energy-bites/