Who doesn’t love all things gingerbread?
Well, I do. I love just about anything gingerbread and molasses-related. This used to actually be a big problem, because I’d buy a big bag of gingerbread cookies and eat EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Let me tell you, all that leads to is feeling very, very sick afterwards (and having to buy bigger pants).
But these gingerbread bites are not only much, much healthier for you than the normal holiday gingerbread treats, they taste awesome as well! I love them as a snack or dessert any time of the day. And as a bonus, I don’t even feel guilty when I eat more than one of them.
Plus, since they require zero baking and pretty simple ingredients, they’re super easy to whip up whenever you’re craving something sweet but still pretty healthy.
Here’s your no bake gingerbread protein bite recipe:
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
2 T dark molasses
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
Mix together all the ingredients in a medium bowl. The order doesn’t really matter, but you’ll want to make sure there are no dry spots left and everything is mixed together really well since you won’t end up baking these.
Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to spoon bite-size “cookies” onto parchment paper. I flattened mine a little using a spatula to make them appear more cookie-like.
Stick the gingerbread bites in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or the freezer for 15-30 minutes), then EAT!
Serve with a side of apple cider if you want to feel even more festive.
Makes 10 servings!
Macros (per 1/10 recipe):
Total calories: 85