I don’t know about you, but I am always on the lookout for quick, easy to make snacks on the go. Personally, I am not a fan of most of the granola and protein bars you find on the shelves in the stores. Making them at home doesn’t have to be a big hassle and the best part is, you always know what’s going into them! I have got my favorite no bake, one bowl, gluten free protein bites that my kids and I always make! They are so easy and super healthy
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I am a sucker for anything easy, peasy lemon squeezy. That’s the minimalist in me, I guess. A lot of times recipes can seem really over-whelming when they have 18 different steps and 2 different bowls. Yes, I feel like 2 different bowls is excessive.
When I was younger I used to consider myself lazy because I often hated that “extra step.” I just wanted what I wanted when I wanted it without having to work too hard. Maybe it’s because I was raised as an only child (with 5 out-of-house siblings–it’s a long story.)
Naturally, I carried my slacker attitude into adulthood and have fully embraced it! So what if I don’t make baking fancier, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to taste amazing, ammI right?
The one thing about this particular set of protein bites is that they are very unattractive. I am not a huge fan of those slivers of almonds glaring back at me. I know, it’s not all about outter appearances.
If you prefer smaller almonds (or a different kind of nut) then you go right ahead with your bad self and do what makes you happy.
When I was a kid (and still today) the idea of eating a brownie with nuts made me furiously angry. Nothing interrupts a good chewy brownie quite like a mouth full of peanut chunks. Hard pass.
What I’m trying to get at is that it’s all in your preference. Feel free to leave the almonds completely out of this recipe. Everything will be just fine if you do. Promise.
Gluten has become big issue in my life. It breaks my heart because bread was my favorite food group my entire life. Pop me open a can of croissants and I’d eat ’em all.
Part of me wonders if my great obsession actually lead to my gluten intolerance (and possible celiacs) diagnosis, but I prefer not to blame myself.
I wouldn’t trade those pizza filled, deep fried pretzel bite days in the sun for nothing. In case you’re wondering why in the world I would give up the best inventions on the face of the earth, I’ll give you a quick break down of potential gluten intolerant symptoms:
In case you can’t tell, for me gluten was big time affecting my brain functioning and having Alzheimer’s coming at me from both sides of my gene pool, I wasn’t about to risk it.
So beware of this delicious deception and enjoy this totally gluten free recipe!