I love snacks! Especially ones I can grab n’ go! There’s nothing worse than sitting at my desk at work eagerly waiting for lunch time because I didn’t pack any snacks. I’ve never been a vending machine person. Only in times of extreme desperation! Besides, there are hardly ever any plant-based snacks in vending machines. If there are, you can bet your last dollar it’s grossly overpriced. That’s why these cranberry lemon energy bites are my new favorite! Easy to make, pack, and go!
Whenever I can, I try to prep as much as possible. I’ve pretty much aced the lunch prepping, but my snack prepping definitely needs some work! Which is why these cranberry lemon energy bites are so clutch! I’ve made similar energy bites in the past, but this time I wanted to switch it up a bit. Spring is here and I’ve been craving AALLLL the lemon-flavored things!
I’ve always been obsessed with most anything lemon flavored. Especially sweets. For these
cranberry lemon energy bites, I wanted to add in the lemon flavor, but in a healthier way. As always, I kept these
cranberry lemon energy bites as simple as possible with the ingredients. Instead of using peanut butter, I decided to use almond butter to create a more neutral taste. I’ve grown to love peanut butter, but didn’t think it would pair very well with the lemon and cranberry flavors.
These cranberry lemon energy bites are really easy to put together and are perfect for snacking on throughout the week. The lemon zest provides just enough lemon flavor to accompany the cranberries. I love that these bites are naturally sweetened. That way I don’t have to feel guilty about eating them!
If you’re looking for a snack that you can grab on your way out the door, I’d definitely recommend trying these! They’re easy, tasty, and perfect for welcoming in the warm weather. Give these energy bites a go and let me know what you think in the comments below! I know you’ll love them!
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Cranberry Lemon Energy Bites
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 2 pinches of salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup agave
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix well
- Over a pan lined with parchment paper, form 1 inch balls (I used a cookie scooper) and place them on a pan evenly spaced.
- Transfer the pan to the freezer and let sit for at minimum one hour (okay to leave longer)
- After 1 hour remove from the freezer. Garnish with additional lemon zest and enjoy!
I was a bit weary about lemon with nut butter but man these were amazing! I’m a HUGE lemon fan and these sure hit the spot 😋 try them out if you love lemon and need a snack!