Provisions Recipe: Easy No-Bake Protein Bites

By Suzanne Tabert

When we think about snacks on the trail, we want lasting energy and ease of carrying and eating. These easy-to-make protein bites contain just six ingredients, making them simple to make and super yummy to eat! 


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup smooth or chunky nut butter of choice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pea protein powder


In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended. Roll the dough into small balls up to an inch in diameter. Store in the fridge or freezer. Throw a few into a container that’ll fit in your pocket or fanny pack.

You might want to bring extra for your friends as they’ll end up taking yours otherwise.  If you are someone who likes a wider flavor profile, try adding up to 2 teaspoons of any of the following: chopped dates, dried plums, cranberries, coconut flakes, oat flour, sesame seeds, or crushed nuts. If the dough becomes too stiff or crumbly, add more nut butter until you reach an easy-to-roll consistency. 

Finally, roll in coconut flakes and/or cocoa powder and enjoy!  

Round, bite-sized protein balls.
Protein balls – easy to pack along for a hike or other outdoor adventure. // Photo: Shutterstock

Suzanne Tabert is a bio-regional herbalist, wildcrafter, founder and director of herbal education at the Cedar Mountain Herb School, teaching from a lifetime of personal and academic studies of plants and their habitats. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, the American Herb Association, Partner in Education at United Plant Savers, and is practicum supervisor and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. She has been teaching herbal medicine for 30 years.

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