White Chocolate Cranberry Protein Bites

You guys!!!!! These are the best protein bites I have made in a while. I am completely obsessed. With all of the holiday gluttony that is going to happen I tried to prep some healthy snacks for me and the family. These bites literally taste like a cookie, they are in one word AMAZING!!!! Ohh and don’t forget healthy too! Packed full of protein plus some sweetness I could literally eat these all day long.

It is always a struggle during the holidays to stay on track with eating healthy especially with all of the delicious baked goods around. I’ll admit I am completely guilty of providing many of those delicious baked goods to friends and family, after all I’m a food blogger, it’s kind of what we do! Among all of the holiday goodies I try to sneak in extra protein especially for the kiddos. These bites fit perfectly into their lunches or as an after school treat. It will keep them full because of the protein and satisfy their sweet tooth with the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
These bites store well in the freezer so you can make a big batch and snack on these all season long! It tastes like you are seriously indulging with these bites of awesomeness while you are fueling your body with much needed protein to get you through all of the holiday shopping mayhem. You know exactly the kind of craziness I am talking about!
When you mix all the ingredients together the dough will be very sticky so let me give you a little secret tip. Before rolling the dough into little bites spray some cooking spray on your hands and the dough will not stick to your fingers creating a gooey mess. You will thank me later for that tip, believe me. I learned the hard way after having to rinse my hands literally after rolling every 3 bites with the first batch.
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Try these simple to prepare healthy protein bites, I promise you will not be disappointed!
Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 C. Almond Flour
½ C. Vanilla Protein Powder
1½ C. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
⅔ C. Almond Butter (I used Justin’s All Natural Honey flavored Almond Butter)
⅔ C. Maple Syrup
½ C. Dried Cranberries
½ C. White Chocolate Chips
1 tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, and remaining ingredients.
Stir until all are ingredients are thoroughly combined. Mixture will be very sticky.
Using a tablespoon or medium cookie scoop, spoon out individual bites and roll with hands. As mentioned above, spray hands with cooking spray to make the rolling of bites easier.
Store in freezer.

HEADSHOT EHey everyone, I’m Jillian! I am so excited to share this blogging journey with all of you! I am very passionate about food and nutrition! For me, cooking and baking is a stress reliever from the day-to-day craziness that comes with being a wife, mother of two beautiful (yet energetic) kids and a full time job as a software solutions consultant. I am a self-taught cook/baker and have loved every bit of my food journey!

Being an admitted fitness junkie I strive to utilize whole foods in my cooking to have that nutritional balance that supports my personal fitness plan.  One of my goals for blogging is to bring simple to prepare dishes using fresh ingredients that provide exceptional flavor to your family.

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