Cookies & Snacks/ Vegetarian & Vegan

Healthy energy bites, the perfect snack

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!

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

Healthy energy bites

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 Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, european
Keyword: healthy, quinoa, raisins, snack
Servings: 16 bites
Author: Mélanie


  • Food processor


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a food processor, put your raisins and sunflower seeds and process until nicely broken down.
  • In a bowl, mix the raisins-sunflower seeds mix with the cinnamon, then add the quinoa.
  • Form little bites with the palm of your hands until all the preparation is all used up.
  • Keep in a dry place in a hermetic box.



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  • Reply
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    April 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve never had popped quinoa before but it sounds great. I’d definitely like one (or three) of these little bites!

    • Reply
      April 29, 2014 at 1:52 am

      Popped Quinoa is really quick and easy and you have a lot of possibilities to use it! Let me know if you give it a try :)

  • Reply
    September 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    These look like just about the easiest recipe on the planet. Love the popped quinoa idea. Yum!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you Bridget! The popped quinoa adds some crunchy, everybody loves crunchy :)

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    Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean
    September 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    We are lots of different kinds of “-free” around here so this recipe is perfect!!! Great idea. Thanks!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Sarah, I know all the “-free” are difficult, that’s why I came up with that. Bonus, no bake!

  • Reply
    September 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    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?

    • Reply
      September 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      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!

      • Reply
        September 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        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.

        • Reply
          September 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm

          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 :)

  • Reply
    Our Fresh Kitchen
    September 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Interesting energy bites. Have you ever tried making them with Dates? I use dates as nutrition for my races and I would love to know if they behave well in recipes like this one.

    • Reply
      September 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Kim and Hector, dates snacks are actually on my list of recipes to post soon. I love dates! Stay tune :)

  • Reply
    Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    September 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Love that these are nut free! They look delicious. I’m a big fan of energy bites like these – they’ make the best satisfying, portable snacks!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Thank you Chelsea, it is in fact easy to sneak in your bag for a perfect and healthy snack!

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    Kristy @ She Eats
    September 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    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

    • Reply
      September 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      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”!

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