How to Make Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites
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Now you can satisfy your sweet cravings without the guilt and tons of sugar! Our Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites meal prep recipe will do just that. Whether it's for breakfast with coffee on-the-go, a mid-afternoon snack, or dessert - this is a delightful option.
The Bites have lots of protein, sweetness, and convenience! Pair them with cheese and fruit like we did or enjoy them solo. This meal prep recipe calls for your favorite unflavored or vanilla protein powder, nuts, dates, cinnamon, and dried fruit. They're gluten-free and vegetarian, and only take 5 minutes! Each Cinnamon Apple Protein Bite has 159 calories with filling protein and fiber. This snack is a winner with kids too! It's an ideal after school, before dinner snack.
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How long will Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites last for?
Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites will last for 1 to 2 weeks. Store them in your refrigerator an airtight container and enjoy them anytime!
Can Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites. Flash-freeze them first for one hour. Then store them in freezer bags and make sure you let the air out of the bag before storage. They will last for 3 months. When you're ready to eat them in the future, thaw them overnight in your fridge.
How do you make Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites?
Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites are super easy to make! We told you they only take 5 minutes, right? And there's no prep! Simply add all ingredients except apples and dates into a food processor. Pulse until finely ground. Add apples and dates and blend everything together until paste forms. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon Apple Protein mix and form into balls. That's it! Snacktime!
One thing that is a non-negotiable for us is something sweet every day. Whether it is a sweet breakfast, a snack, or a dessert, we just can't go a day without something. That's where this protein-packed, no-bake recipe comes into play! We used all whole ingredients like nuts, dates, dried fruit, and cinnamon to create the most amazing flavor! We also added in a couple of scoops of the BiPro BOLD™ Unflavored Whey Protein to give each little bite a protein punch!
We opted to go with the unflavored so that the other warm flavors could really shine! However, we have also made these with the Vanilla Whey Protein Powder and it's just as delicious! Since it's officially fall around here and all things apple and pumpkin spice are all the rage, we created this Cinnamon Apple version. However, if you are more of a pumpkin spice kind of a person then replace the dried apples with more dates and swap the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice! They are to die for! They taste just like a pumpkin pie!
The fun doesn't stop!
As we mentioned that we enjoy these for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. But, we didn't mention that these little bites are also great to pack for the kids, take to your weekend BBQ, or even wrap up in pretty see-through bags with a ribbon and given as a holiday gift! This recipe is something that you can feel good about eating yourself, giving to the kids or serving at parties. No crazy hidden ingredients are anywhere to be found here!
After you grab your Unflavored Whey Protein Powder you can head to the store and pick up the rest of the ingredients, if you don't already have them on hand. We recommend hitting the bulk bins to save some money! Unless you are nut connoisseurs like us and they don't last long in your house. Then, by all means, grab the full bags!
BiPro BOLD Whey Protein Powder is our go-to brand for all recipes that we want to add an extra boost of protein too! We love using their products because not only do they align with our eating styles, but their products:
- Use only natural sweeteners and flavors
- No hormones
- No added sugars
Their protein works perfectly in this recipe because the base ingredients are naturally high in fat and carbs, so adding the extra couple scoops of BiPro BOLD helps us get a balance of all three macronutrients into these little bite-sized treats!
How to serve.
Eat the protein bite on their own or serve them up snack box style as we did with some fresh fruit and a couple of wedges of light swiss cheese. It's the perfect combination of salty & sweet!
Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites Ingredients:
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- ½ cup raw unsalted pecans
- ½ cup raw unsalted walnuts
- 1 cup BiPro BOLD Unflavored Whey Protein Powder
- 8 large or 10 medium medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup dried apple rings (no sugar added)
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch sea salt, optional
How to portion Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites?
Add 2 to 3 Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites to each meal prep container. Add fruit and cheese like we did or eat them by themselves.
More Protein Bites meal prep recipes:
Protein bites aka energy balls are ideal meal prep recipes. They're quick, delicious, long-lasting, and inexpensive.
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We also have blogs with more suggestions!
Add your cashews to the food processor.
Then add your pecans.
And then your walnuts.
Next up is your BiPro BOLD Unflavored Whey Protein Powder.
Then your cinnamon and salt, if using.
Process everything until it looks like this! You can leave some large nuts in the mix if you'd like more texture.
Next, add in your pitted dates.
And your dried apples.
Process until everything is mixed together. You may need to stop and scrape the sides down.
Roll into 1 tbsp. size bites.
Other tips for making Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites:
Or, any other energy bites.
- Use unflavored or vanilla protein powders so the ingredient flavors aren't overpowered, especially for Cinnamon Apple Protein Bites.
- If you use oats for other energy ball meal prep recipes, use Bob's Red Mill oats.
- For peanut butter recipes, you can swap out peanut butter for other nut butter, honey, or maple syrup. If you have nut allergies, use sunflower seed butter.
- Add flaxseeds or chia seeds for superfood nutrition.
- You don't need a food processor for all protein bites and energy ball meal prep recipes. A bowl and wooden spoon will work with some of them.
Serve with fresh fruit and light swiss cheese, if desired.
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