These no-bake energy bites are the perfect little snack or treat when you’re in the mood for cake…but not the sugar crash that often follows.

Prep: 20 mins.Total: 20 mins.
Servings: 20 Energy Bites 1x


  • 1 ¾ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 cup creamy cashew butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  •  cup sprinkles, divided (add ¼ cup to the dough and use the rest for the tops)
  • 23 Tbsp. water


  1. Add the oats to a food processor or blender. Pulse 10-15 times until some of the oats are broken into very small pieces and others remain relatively intact.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. Mix well to combine with a large spoon.
  3. With slightly damp hands, roll the dough into balls using about 2 Tbsp of dough per bite. If the bites do not stick together, add 2-3 Tbsp of water (1 Tbsp at a time) and stir until dough sticks together when formed into a ball.
  4. Lightly press the remaining sprinkles into the tops of the energy bites.
  5. Store in a covered container on the counter for up to 3 days, in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 Energy Bite
  • Calories: 135
  • Fat: 9g
  • (Sat Fat: 1g)
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • (Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g)
  • Protein: 3g


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Jessica Beacom