Gluten-Free and vegan, these Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites are packed with goodness, bursting with lemon and so delicious! And being No Bake, they come together in One Bowl, 15 minutes for an easy, nourishing and satisfying snack. Coconut is optional!
And you probably also know we loooove No Bake Snacks and Treats! They are gluten-free,nourishing, satisfying and perfect anytime snacks!
Our long time favorite Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites are always in the freezer (a snack everyone in my house eats multiple times a week!) and in the past year, we’ve been loving adding new flavor energy bites into the mix as well!
There are several on the market but I like to make my own so that I know what oats of being used.
If you have celiac disease, you are you probably aware that you should be looking for certified gluten-free oats.
Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process. So definitely look for gluten free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats.
But there’s more…. back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol. In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through a manufacturing process known as “sorting”. There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats. For more information I’m linking articles by GF Jules and by Gluten-Free Watchdog.
Also, some people with celiac don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.
We use gluten-free oats from GF Harvest (amazon affiliate link), grown through purity protocol.
And to make Oat Flour all we do is pulse the equivalent about of oats in a food processor!
Once you have all your ingredients, all you do it place them in a bowl and mix them together!
My husband is not a fan of coconut but LOVES all things lemon, so he loves these energy bites, but not rolled in coconut.
I love coconut so always rolling them in coconut.
Plus I think they look really pretty!
Either way, they are fresh tasting and bright, bursting with lemon, a nourishing and satisfying snack and so yummy!
Pro Tip: The batter holds it’s shape well when rolled into balls but to keep the great shape while storing, first place on a plate or small baking sheet in the refrigerator for an hour or so, before storing in a air tight container.
This is especially helpful when storing the ones without coconut. The coconut seems to help them hold their form a bit.
With or without rolling in coconut, hope you love them as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you have questions or if you make them!
Gluten-Free and vegan, these Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites are packed with goodness, bursting with lemon and so delicious! And being No Bake, they come together in One Bowl in just 15 minutes and can be enjoyed immediately or later for an easy, nourishing snack. Rolling in coconut is optional, but recommended.
Course: Dessert, Snacks, No Bake
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 12-14 bites
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family
2cupsgluten-free oat flour OR 2 cups gluten-free oatsto make your own oat flour below
Place 2 cups gluten-free oats (we like GF Harvest (affiliate link)) in a food processor and pulse for a minute or until fully ground into a flour-like texture.
Add oat flour to bowl to make energy bites.
To make Energy Bites:
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl using a stand mixer. You could also do my hand but mix well!
Roll mixture into balls of any size (I usually go with 1¼ to 1½ inch diameter).
Roll in coconut if using*
Enjoy immediately or store in refrigerator (for 7-10 days) or freezer (up to 3 months). (I usually store some in fridge & keep the rest frozen until needed)
*Pro Tip: To maintain perfect round bite, place on plate or small baking sheet in fridge and let set for an hour before storing in air tight container. This is especially helpful when not rolling in coconut.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...