Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites

I made these easy Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites to combat tortilla chip incidents.

Fig and Almond No Bake Energy Bites. Easy, healthy, vegan, and gluten free

These incidents occur most frequently at 4:45 p.m, when it’s too early to sit down to dinner, but my oblivious stomach is growling anyway. I tell myself that I need just a little bitty something to tide myself over until mealtime. Nothing so serious as a protein bar—a few tortilla chips should do the trick.

Flash forward 15-minutes, and I’m two-thirds of the way through the bag, hungrier than when I started, and really I might as well bust out the salsa, because what are tortilla chips without salsa?

No Bake Fig Almond Energy Bites. The best easy and healthy snack, and you can take them with you anywhere! Vegan and gluten free.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. An easy and healthy snack—vegan and gluten free

Eventually, I am forced to cook, because Ben does not view “tortilla chips” and “dinner” as synonymous—plus by this point, I’ve eaten all but one sad, crumbled chip at the bottom of the bag. By the time we sit down for our actual meal, I’m no longer hungry. The pesky tortilla chips have beaten me again.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites are designed for the crucial moments like my 4:45 p.m., when you need something to satisfy your appetite between meals. They are also a far, far happier, healthier choice than a bag of chips. They are also ultra-portable, making them ideal for an on-the-go breakfast. I even keep a few in a small container in my purse for long afternoons running errands. The Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through is far less tempting when my stomach is silent.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. A quick healthy snack! Vegan and gluten free

I love how simple and wholesome the ingredients in Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites are: rolled oats, dried figs and dates, flaxseeds, and almond butter. The almond and fig taste lovely together, the dates provide natural sweetness, and the flax, oats, and almond butter add filling fiber and protein. They are even vegan and gluten free! So much to enjoy.

To make the bites, simply blend the ingredients in your food processor, roll into balls, and chill. That’s it! I’ve taken to making a quick batch of Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites (or these Golden Raisin No Bake Energy Bites) on the weekends, so I have an easy, healthy snack or post-work out booster on hand whenever I need it.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. A quick, healthy snack that's vegan and gluten free

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites will last about two weeks in the fridge, but don’t expect them to hang around that long.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. Vegan and gluten free

Move over tortilla chips. 4:45 has a new snack supreme!

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Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites

An easy and healthy snack made with figs, almond butter, dates, and oatmeal. You'll love this chewy, fruity treat! (Vegan and gluten free).


Yield: about 18, 1-inch bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:


  • 15 dried Mission figs (6 ounces)

  • 7 pitted Mejool dates (4 ounces)

  • 1/4 cup natural almond butter

  • 3/4 cup oats, either old fashioned or quick cooking (gluten free if necessary)

  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Directions:

Refrigerate leftover Fig Almond Energy Bites in an airtight container for up to two weeks. The bites will be safe to eat longer, but will begin to dry out. They can be eaten directly from the fridge, though I like to let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before munching.


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