Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

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Finding healthy snacks for two teenagers can be a bit of a challenge. Add in the fact that one of them is gluten intolerant and it becomes even more of a challenge. I want the kids to enjoy the snacks I make but I want them to be healthy too. I try really hard to limit the amount of junk food they eat. If you have teenagers, you know that isn’t easy. They stop for fast food after a game with the team.  They spend the night at friends’ homes and have their own money to buy snacks. At this point in their lives, I realize that I can only control what I offer them to eat at home.

Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

Because my son is active, he tends to eat snacks that are higher in protein.  When he grabs snacks at the store, he goes for protein bites, protein bars and protein shakes.  Protein provides the body with essential amino acids. Amino acids are important cell building blocks that help build healthy muscles, repair tissue faster and support a healthy immune system.  Protein also helps you stay full longer, which can help those of us that are watching our weight.

Gluten free protein bites with Wholesome Cravings

I don’t always love all the ingredients in the store bought protein products so I decided that it was time I learned to make my own. I started with a base of Wholesome Cravings Pumpkin spice Protein Baking Mix. These baking mixes are 100% whole grain and gluten free.  They use only high quality ingredients without preservatives or artificial ingredients. They are 100% all natural so I trust them as part of our diet. They are also a Vermont company and I love supporting local businesses.

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Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten free
Serves: 4
  • 1 box of Wholesome Cravings 100% Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Protein Baking Mix (4.69 oz)
  • ¾ cup organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ⅓ cup + 2 Tbsp organic raw sugar
  • 3 eggs or equivalent egg replacer to make them vegan
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  1. Preheat 350F
  2. Mix eggs, pumpkin and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add baking mix. Stir until combined.
  4. Add pumpkin seeds & chia seeds and stir until combined.
  5. Bake in mini muffin pans 10 minutes.

Gluten free protein bites with Wholesome Cravings

The (affiliate) Pumpkin Spice Protein Baking Mix contains pea protein and gluten free oat flour as well as flax seeds and raisins.  You can experiment with adding in a variety of chopped nuts and seeds to find the combination that works best for your family.  Wholesome Cravings also offers Decadent Chocolate Chip, Banana Chocolate Chip and Apple Ginger Baking Mixes. They can be prepared as muffins, bars or follow my recipe above and make your own gluten free protein bites.

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Gluten free protein bites with Wholesome Cravings



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  1. These look so delicious and would be great for after a long run. 

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love all of the ingredients in this! Anything pumpkin is my favorite. I recently started using Chia Seeds (just a few weeks ago) and am totally hooked on them because I love the nutrition that they add to recipes. Love that this recipe has so many good ingredients.

  3. Those sounds great! We have these too and I cannot wait to make them for my kids! 

  4. Looks like a snack that will give you a boost! Thanks for sharing and I love how you have it Gluten Free, that is something lots of people look for these days! 

  5. those look delicious! I could really use a snack right about now!

  6. I’ll share this post/recipe with my mother in law who has Celiac. And they look oh so very good 🙂

  7. I need to try these. I’m always looking for more healthy snack options, and these look like just the thing.

  8. These protein bites look so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I am going to try them this weekend!

  9. These look so good. I go for anything with pumpkin. And, after having Lap-Band surgery 3 years ago, head for protein first too. I’m pinning your recipe to give it a try. I’ll bet my kids will love them, too.

  10. I have never heard of these but plan to check them out for my daughter who has celiac. The recipe looks delicious, as usual. 🙂

  11. Oh those protein bites look absolutely delicious! And those mixes! Yum! I want the decadent Chocolate chip mix!

  12. We’re constantly trying to find protein options to help curb our cravings. I’ve never tried anything like this before.

  13. These look so good that you almost forget they’re good for you! Bet I could convince my kids to try these too!

  14. I have not heard of this company before, but I like the idea of having a baking base that has a whack load of protein in it!

  15. I will have to keep an eye out for these mixes. These muffins sound great! Love all those ingredients!!

  16. Those look so good. I haven’t seen those mixes yet but I’ll keep an eye out. 

  17. I love that they have protein in it. Would be a healthy treat for the kids

  18. I love that you added pumpkin seeds. I bet it makes the texture really nice.

  19. These look delicious. I’ve not tried Chia seeds yet, but I keep hearing how good they are for me. I do love pumpkin though. You just can’t go wrong with pumpkin. 🙂

  20. Those look so good! Love that you added vegan instructions too!

  21. This is great!  I’ve been running out of ideas for breakfast foods that I can eat!  I just started a gluten free lifestyle (I hate the word ‘diet’) this month!   I’m hoping it helps with my Fibromyalgia symptoms.  I’m having issues with eggs by themselves so I’ll have to give this a whirl!

  22. Looks yummy! I don’t eat meat very often, so I could use tasty ways to add protein to my diet! Will have to give this a try! 🙂

  23. they all sound amazing although apple and chocolate would be my top 2 choices to start.

    and yay new england companies!

  24. What a great snack. I am trying to increase my protein so these would be great. 

  25. Ellen, you always share the best gluten-free recipes! Thanks for this one, too!

  26. These sound really delicious! All those seeds must make the crunchy and yummy!

  27. Yum! I could imagine finding cute “green’ & utilitarian packaging that would wrap up a few bites, and having them in the refrigerator, to take one (or two) on the way out the door!  That could encourage having these healthy treats away from home, too! instead of who knows what!!!


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