Gingerbread Protein Bites

The holidays are here and I wanted to make a healthy snack that tasted like Christmas in my mouth. I loooove gingerbread, but only during the holidays so I figured this would be a good flavor. You can really do any flavor you want, leave the flavor out, or put chocolate chips in instead, etc. The options are endless.

I used a heavy hand with the gingerbread spice, feel free to use less. I just like a lot of flavor in mine. You can also use plain cinnamon, cardamom (for a chai flavor), or peanut butter. Gluten free oats would work as well to make this a gluten free snack!

Let me know how they turned out for you! I ate about 5 in one sitting, but these make a great pre and post workout snack or just something to hold you over. These are a good blend of carbohydrates and protein.

The chia seeds and oats in this recipe make this snack full of fiber to keep you full longer. The protein in the bites also helps to slow down digestion and keep you full. This is a great snack for keeping full, maintaining blood sugar levels, and getting you through that afternoon stretch between lunch and dinner.

Snacking is so important! Keep that metabolism moving throughout the day. Listen to your body and eat when you feel hungry, even if it is something small. Whether your blood sugar is low or you’re hitting that 2:30 p.m. crash, your body is likely telling you that it needs more energy, so listen to it! It will help you power through the rest of the day and not over eat at night time or right before dinner when we all snack on everything in our path.


Gingerbread Protein Bites

A healthy holiday snack!
Prep Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread, Protein, Snack
Servings: 12 Balls


  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp Gingerbread Spice

Gingerbread Spice

  • 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Clove
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg


  • Mix all the ingredients in a giant bowl then roll into firm balls. Put them on a plate or sheet pan and put in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Roll the balls in powdered sugar or melted chocolate and place back in the freezer for another 15-20 minutes until firm enough to pick up and enjoy!

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