Gingerbread Energy Bites

This holiday season I took a longtime favorite, and turned it into a healthier version: Gingerbread Energy Bites. 

Here’s a quick look at our ingredients, and what makes this a healthier gingerbread treat:

For sweetener, we use dates. This retains the fiber and nutrients from the whole fruit, vs. using something like maple syrup.

The rolled oats are very heart healthy, and full of fiber to keep your digestive system feeling the love.

Next we add the “power trio” of seeds: hemp seeds for protein, flax seeds for heart health, and chia seeds for extra fiber.

Now, we add some almond butter — some healthy fat… and this also helps bind our batter.

Plus we have all the gingerbread flavors: molasses, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove. Also, a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness.

I hope you love these little ginger spice flavor bombs as much as I do!

Wishing you your healthiest holiday season yet,

  • Gingerbread Energy Bites recipe
  • gingerbread energy bites

Makes about 12 energy bites.


  • 1 ½ cup medjool dates * be sure to remove all of the pits
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seed
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • A good pinch of kosher salt (like Diamond Crystal)


  • Step 1

    Dust off that food processor, and fit it with the S blade. Then put the dates into the bowl of the food processor. Pulse until the dates are chopped into small bits — you don't want to overdo it, or the dates will turn into a big ball of stickiness.

  • Step 2

    Add the rest of the ingredients.

    Pulse until the ingredients are mixed evenly. You may need to stop and even out the ingredients with a spatula from time to time.

  • Step 3

    Once the ingredients are well incorporated, spoon out a small amount and roll the dough into a little ball. Repeat until all of the dough has been rolled out.

  • Step 4

    Place the balls onto a small tray and freeze for about 20 minutes. Once they're frozen, you can throw them all into a ziploc bag or container for easy storage.

    To enjoy, just remove a couple from the freezer and let them thaw out for a couple of minutes.


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