No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites that taste just like gingerbread cookie dough! 1 bowl, no mixer, and made with good for ya ingredients.
'Twas the weeks before Christmas and life is crazypants and all I know for sure is that these are the best gingerbready thing I've ever laid mouth on.
How to make healthy gingerbread
I gotta be honest--I'm not much of a cookie cut out person...I prefer skipping the rolling out and cutting part and sticking to my foolproof ginger molasses cookies.
But there are times I get quite the hankering for gingerbread cookie dough and don't want to bake at all. Ya feel me? Perhaps my house is already a cookie palooza and I'm looking for more of a no bake healthy gingerbread snack versus cookie. Here we are!
- Combine almond flour, oat flour, flax, salt, and spices.
- Add almond butter, maple syrup, molasses, and water.
- Stir to combine, roll and DEVOUR!
What makes these gingerbread bites fabulous
- They're super easy to make! Only one bowl required which means quick cleanup.
- They're naturally sweetened with maple syrup and blackstrap molasses but taste just like the classic version with twice the sugar!
- They get better with age. The flavor and chewiness seems to get even better the next couple days as they sit.
- They're no bake, vegan and gluten-free so no matter what your diet, everyone can love on them.
Ingredient tips and substitutions
My energy bite formula of almond and oat flour plus maple syrup and nut butter for moisture means you don't have to lug out the food processor. It also means these bites are SO EASY to make and require minimal cleanup. Hip hip hooray!
- Almond flour: Ideal for sweet flavor and moist texture. You want super fine blanched, not almond meal (which has the skins). Don’t swap out the flours as you won’t get the same results.
- Oat flour: Another favorite gluten free flour of mine, I love the cookie-like flavor it adds. You can also make your own by grinding old-fashioned oats in the Nutribullet or food processor.
- Almond butter: I love almond butter here, but you could also use cashew or sunflower seed butter. I don't recommend peanut butter.
- Maple syrup: These bites are lightly sweetened with my favorite natural liquid sweetener. You could also use honey or agave.
- Molasses: For yummy gingerbread flavor. Regular or blackstrap works. They'll be less sweet with blackstrap.
- Spices: A full tablespoon of ground cinnamon plus two teaspoons of ginger for that classic flavor!
- Salt: Just a pinch for balance. If your nut butter is salted, you can omit.
What's the different between molasses and blackstrap molasses?
Blackstrap molasses comes from the third boiling of sugar syrup, meaning it's the least sweet but really deep in flavor. It's high in iron which is pretty nifty.
You can totally use regular molasses here if you'd like. It'll be a little sweeter!
How to store
I like these gingerbread balls straight from the refrigerator, but you can also enjoy them room temperature for up to five days.
You can also freeze them for up to three months to prolong shelf life even further.
More no bake snacks to love:
- Matcha Cookie Protein Bites
- Mint Chocolate Energy Bites
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- Salted Chocolate Covered Oatmeal Bites
Perhaps you should leave these out for Santa this year?! If he doesn't like them, I swear the reindeer will.Print
No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites that taste just like gingerbread cookie dough! 1 bowl, no mixer required, and made with good for ya ingredients.
- Combine almond flour, oat flour, flax, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add almond butter, maple syrup, molasses, and water. Use your hands to mix together until a smooth dough forms.
- Roll into balls. Store in the refrigerator.
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