Made with nutritious ingredients, these No-Bake Maple Espresso Bites are refined sugar-free, vegan, and perfect for a quick snack or a much needed energy boost!
With so many energy bite flavour variations possible, it would be easy to make a different kind each time I make a batch. But my favourite always ends up being these no-bake maple espresso energy balls.
Flavoured with coffee, cinnamon, maple and vanilla, these coffee bliss balls taste like a delicious latte.
They are made with wholesome ingredients and lightly sweetened with maple syrup so they are refined sugar free.
How to Make No-Bake Energy Bites
Making your own coffee energy balls is a lot less expensive than buying them and it couldn't be easier. Energy bite recipes are very flexible and ingredients can be easily substituted for others that may be more suitable to you.
- Whole oats. I used a coffee grinder to grind them slightly. If gluten is a concern, using gluten-free certified oats will ensure gluten-free energy bites.
- Almond flour or meal.
- Flax meal or ground chia seeds
- Ground espresso or espresso powder. For the coffee flavour, I used espresso powder, but if you don't have any you could grind some instant coffee granules in a spice grinder, or dissolve about two teaspoons in a tablespoon of water.
- Ground cinnamon
- Almond butter
- Pure maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and stir.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
- To roll the balls, scoop approximately two teaspoons (or if available use a size 50 cookie scoop) and roll the mixture in the palms of your hands until you have a smooth ball.
- If the mixture feels too soft, add more ground almonds or oats, or a little of both. Try one tablespoon at a time until you get a consistency that rolls easily.
- Once done, I rolled mine in a combination of almond flour and ground cinnamon, this step keeps the energy bites from sticking to your fingers and gives them a nice coating but isn't necessary.
This recipe makes approximately 22 espresso energy bites at 79 calories each.
Store these coffee bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze them for up to three months.
More Healthy Snack Options
- No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites
- 5 Ingredient Date Energy Balls
- Maple Spiced Walnuts
- Mini Cornbread Muffins
No-Bake Maple Espresso Bites
- ¾ cup whole oats I used a coffee grinder to grind them slightly
- ½ cup almond flour or meal
- 1 tablespoon flax meal or ground chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground espresso or espresso powder
- 1-¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Coating (optional)
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a medium bowl, add all of the dry ingredients. Stir.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until the ingredients are well combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop or a small spoon, scoop mixture into even sized portions. Using your hands, roll each portion into a smooth ball. Repeat this process with the entire mixture, you should get about 22 energy bites.
- If desired you can roll the bites in a mixture of almond flour and ground cinnamon.
- When done rolling, arrange bites on a lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes before removing and storing in an airtight container. Bites can be kept in the refrigerator or freezer.
- The energy balls can be rolled in dried coconut, finely chopped peanuts or any other nut of your choice.
- Nutrition data is for one energy bite.