Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bites

Oh man, it has been so long since I've made protein bites! But I've noticing that I'm missing these sweet delights in my day. So I spent some time researching the best flavors and ingredients for these fall-inspired bites. And nothing says fall more than cinnamon.

Cinnamon is just such a warming spice. It makes everything smell amazing! And it adds a sweet spiciness to dishes. Honestly, guys, I will use cinnamon on everything! Greek yogurt. Stews. Dessert. Toast. ALL THE THINGS!

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And vanilla AND cinnamon together...[insert heart eyes emoji here!] I can't get enough! Enter this Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bites.

The recipe here is slightly adapted from Cotter Crunch, who has some of the best gluten-free dishes. I had to adapt it slightly so that it was slightly sweet, but not overpowering. Because there is quite a bit of cinnamon, I would also suggest that if you aren't a huge cinnamon fan, reduce this amount.

I also adjusted some of the steps to make it work for me.

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[recipe title="Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bites" servings="16 bites" time="20 minutes"]


  • 1 heaping TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (use your favorite brand)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey (I prefer to use less honey)
  • ½ cup almond meal (or ground almonds)
  • ¼ cup nut butter (creamy no stir works best)
  • ¾ cup of gluten free quick oats
  • Vanilla extract


  1. Grind up your oats in a food processor and transfer into a mixing bowl. The other option: You keep them whole as well and adjust the addition of honey.
  2. Add your almond meal, protein powder, cinnamon, and nut butter. Stir ingredients all together.  Add in honey and vanilla. Mix again.
  3. Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls on a cookie sheet.
  4. Freeze until firm.
  5. Keep in fridge or freezer for up to 6 weeks.


I can't get enough of these little cinnamon protein bites. They are a great post-workout snack, afternoon pick-me-up or even a healthy dessert.

What's your favorite fall-inspired snack recipe?

XO _ britt