Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

Last Updated on April 11, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Looking for high protein gluten free snacks? Try these delicious gluten free protein bites for a delicious afternoon snack that isn’t high in sugar.

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Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

You are going to love these gluten free protein bites! 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.

Benefits of higher protein snacks

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

Protein mix for high protein snacks

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. Plus, they are also a Vermont company and I love supporting local businesses.

Gluten free protein bites with Wholesome Cravings

What can I add to protein bites?

The Pumpkin Spice Protein Baking Mix contains pea protein and gluten-free 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.

These products are currently unavailable and it appears the website is no longer operational. But, I would encourage you to try this with another gluten free protein baking mix like FlapJacked which is also gluten free. Or try the Paleo energy bites by Larabar.

Yield: 4

Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe

Looking for high protein gluten free snacks? Try these delicious gluten free protein bites for a delicious afternoon snack that isn't high in sugar.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 box of Wholesome Cravings 100% Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Protein Baking Mix (4.69 oz)
  • 3/4 cup organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp organic raw sugar
  • 3 eggs or equivalent egg replacer to make them vegan
  • 1/3 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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54 thoughts on “Gluten Free Protein Bites Recipe”

  1. 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!!!
  2. 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! :)
  3. 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!
  4. 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. :)
  5. 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.
  6. 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! 
  7. 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.

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