Desserts and cookies

Healthy energy bites, the perfect snack

April 24, 2014

It is raw, it is vegan, it is peanut-free, it is gluten-free, it is dairy free, it is for YOU!

As I was telling you, we indulged a lot during our vacations.  When you come back from a holiday break, your body is totally off and so is your appetite.  At least for me.  I am hungry earlier and my stomach is calling for more food!

Aaaand here comes my little healthy bites.  Look at those guys.  It has raisins, sunflowers seeds, spiced up with cinnamon and the crunch of popped quinoa!

Raisin quinoa energy bites

Don’t you want to steal one?  Or 2?  I am telling you, there are addictive!

I just told you about popped quinoa, it is such a perfect find!  I make a little jar to always have some, I added some in my yogurt, salads and now those bites.  You HAVE to try it!

Energy bites raisins quinoa

Healthy energy bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 16 bites


  • 1/2 a cup of raisins
  • 1/2 a cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 a cup of quinoa


  1. Put a pan on the stove, once it is hot enough, pour the quinoa on it, in the next 5 seconds, it will start to pop and turn gold. Remove from the heat then and allow to cool. (if you have a doubt that the pan is hot enough, just throw a pinch of quinoa to see if it is popping.
  2. In a food processor, put your raisins and sunflower seeds and process until nicely broken down.
  3. In a bowl, mix the raisins-sunflower seeds mix with the cinnamon, then add the quinoa.
  4. Form little bites with the palm of your hands until all the preparation is all used up.
  5. Keep in a dry place in a hermetic box.

Healthy energy bites  

  1. I’m looking for some healthy snacks for the kids that don’t involve nuts and these would definitely fit the bill. Will try to hide the fact they have raisins…lol I bet you could make them out of cranberries too?

  2. Bernice, I am sure it would work fine with cranberries but you might want to hide some raisins in it to add more sweetness. Let me know how it turned out!

  3. Dude. Raisins, sunflowers seeds, spiced up with cinnamon and the crunch of popped quinoa!? I’m ready for mine – you have my address right? 😉

    So stoked to be a part of FBC with you – xo

  4. Turns out my daughter actually asked if we could make something like a protein bar soon. I told her about your bites and she’s on board 🙂 We’re going to try half and half and see how they stick together from there.

  5. OMG Kristy, I just found you in my spam! No! Thank you so much for stopping by :)! I know I am so grateful to FBC for all the amazing bloggers I get to “meet”!

  6. Hi Bernice, let me know how it turns out! I actually bought some cranberries this weekend thinking I should do another healthy snack with them… stay tune 🙂

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