Blueberry Almond Energy Bites
Blueberry Almond Energy Bites are a satisfying breakfast or snack that’s gluten-free and vegan! They come together in minutes with only 6 ingredients!
I’m forever on a mission to have more out-of-the-box snacks around the house, which is difficult with two growing boys that are like bottomless pits and a husband that’s pretty much the same way.
Let’s face it — I can throw down food like the best of ’em too, so I need super easy recipes that I can whip up in no time flat!
These Blueberry Almond Energy Bites are SO easy, and it’s a good thing, because they’re also so addicting. They may last a couple of days at my house if I stand guard by the refrigerator because they’re that good. 🙂
I may not really stand guard at the refrigerator, but I am guilty of hiding my own private stash in the back of the fridge because nobody looks there for anything. I’m a firm believer that if I make the food, I should have my very own stash.
Instead of using my old stand-by peanut butter, I decided to use almond butter because I always have that in the house too and it’s good to change things up!
Plus almond butter and blueberries are amazing together. 🙂
How to make this recipe
These bites take only 6 ingredients and about 5-10 minutes to put together!
- Melt the almond butter in the microwave with the coconut oil for a few seconds, then add it into a big bowl with the other ingredients.
- Stir well to combine, cover the mixture with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes before rolling into balls.
I store these in the refrigerator because they hold together perfectly when they’re cold.
- Substitute honey for the maple the syrup or use any dried fruit that you have on hand.
- The chia seeds are totally optional, but I like the nutrition boost and crunchy texture that they provide. If you buy chia seeds and you wonder what else you would do with them, check out my overnight oats and pudding.
See all of my Snack recipes.
More almond butter recipes you’ll love:
Almond butter blueberry oat bars
Flourless almond butter cookies
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Blueberry Almond Chia Energy Bites
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
- Place the oats in a large bowl with the chia seeds and dried blueberries. Place the almond butter and coconut oil in a small microwaveable bowl and heat for 20-30 seconds until melted. Add the maple syrup and stir.
- Pour the almond butter mixture into the oat mixture and stir until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill 30-45 minutes.
- Roll into about 1″ balls using a cookie scoop or tablespoon and place on a baking sheet. Chill completely and enjoy! Store the bites in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Substitute the maple syrup with honey if desired.
- The chia seeds may be omitted if you don't have any on hand.
- Store leftover energy bites in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
41 Comments on “Blueberry Almond Energy Bites”
I love making homemade snacks too, but you’re right, sometimes it’s just easier to grab the store bought kind! These energy bites definitely look like something I would be making over and over again. With just a few ingredients and hardly any prep work, this snack was made for me! I love the dried blueberries in here, too. Sounds so perfect for a healthier summer snack!
Thanks, Gayle! These sure went quick, but luckily they’re so easy to make! 🙂
These energy bites are EXACTLY what my Monday is needing right now! I would seriously eat so many of these I would probably lose count. LOL. Drooling over here, Marcie!
Thanks so much, Sarah, and my Monday needs more of them too! 🙂
I love making little snack bites like these to enjoy during the week! These look delicious, Marcie! I love the dried blueberry and chia seed combination in these too, definitely need to try these out 🙂
I’ve been hooked on the blueberry-chia combo ever since I made them in overnight oats! 🙂 Thanks, Danielle!
Lol, love it – I can throw down loads of food as well, so your statement definitely made me giggle! I am always looking for more snacks, especially healthy ones that don’t sacrifice flavor, so these bites are perfect, Marcie! Love the ingredients you used and I really love how simple they are to whip together! Cheers, friend!
We’re food bloggers for a reason, because we love to throw down food! haha Thanks, Cheyanne, and happy Monday!
I love energy bites, they are so delicious and packed with such good things! These look great Marcie!
Thank you, Manali!
I have a private stash of energy bites, too! But mine are made with cashew butter, coconut and dark chocolate. I’ve been wanting to try a new recipe and this looks like the perfect one 🙂
Your energy bites sound delicious, too, Megan! One can never have enough good snack recipes in my opinion. 🙂
I have a friend who has to snack about every two hours or he gets headaches. I think these would be something he could eat and not feel guilty about. I’m going to pass this recipe on to his wife.
I need a snack every few hours or I just get cranky — these definitely did the trick. Thank you, Karen!
hahaha my husband is ALWAYS teasing me for being able to eat as much as him!! Well, almost as much – not quite! These little energy bites sound delicious! I’m starting to get hungry for dinner and wish I had a few to snack on!
I’m glad I’m not the only female that doesn’t eat like a bird! haha Thanks, Ashley, and I’d love to toss a few your way! 🙂
We’re all big snackers in my house, and these were definitely a hit. Thanks, Dannii!
Hi Marcie, these look delicious and perfect for snacking, I am always looking for something healthy out of thge box too.
Thank you, Cheri, and I hope you get to try them!
I’m also guilty of hiding stashes of my favorite foods, haha! Hey, it’s either that or they will vanish into thin air. You gotta protect what’s yours. 😉
These bites look delicious and I love that they’re made with nourishing ingredients. The blueberry almond combo sounds so good!
You totally made me laugh…I will protect what’s mine! lol Thanks, Sarah, and I’m glad you understand. 🙂
Haha yes! We always need a ton of snacks on hand to feed my herd 😉 These yummy energy bites would be perfect! I love all the wholesome goodies you packed them with! They look so addictive and would not last a couple of days at our house though 🙂
Herd is a good name for “family”! haha Thanks, Kelly!
I’ve been craving energy bites lately, and these look so good! I love the short ingredient list, and the blueberry-almond flavor combo is one of my favorites!
Thank you, Kristine! This combination is up there with my favorites!
These little energy bites are so delicious, Marcie. Just perfect for snacking. I so wanted to make energy bites with blueberries for so long and now I found these. cAn’t wait to make them for my family. They will love these!
Thank you, Anu! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
I love having snacks like this on hand for when hunger hits!
Same here! Thanks, Jessica!
Homemade snacks are the best! Love this idea!
They sure are — thank you, Ashley! 🙂
I have actually never made energy bites but they are on my list for this summer! The kids are so busy and they need good things like this to keep them going!
They definitely keep ME going, and that’s a good thing since I’m running my kids all over town! haha Thanks, Ashley!
Homemade snacks are always the best. These energy bites look delicious, Marcie! 🙂 Love the blueberries, they’re one of my favourite berries. Can’t wait to try the recipe out.
Thanks so much, Jess!
OMG, they look so yummy.
I hear ya, my hubby can eat SO MUCH FOOD at once! I’ll make a dozen energy bites, and they’re all gone in 2 days…. so, I hide food too before he eats it all! Haha. He never looks in the back or behind things either – think that’s a man thing 😉
But anyways, these bites sound delicious! You’re right, almond butter + blueberries is a fab combo. I’ve been making a lot of energy bites lately for easy on-the-go snacks, so I’ll need to give these a try!
I think it is a man thing, so at least we can hide our food! 🙂 Thanks, Nicole!
Tried these energy bites and not only were they delicious, but they were also the perfect mid-day pick me up!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them Dara! Thanks so much for your feedback…I really appreciate it. 🙂