Creating Healthy Snacks for Little Ones: A Simple Guide to Making Delicious Baby Energy Bites

Hello there! I’m Elaina, the food lover behind Flavour Food and Wine. Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to dive into one of my personal favorites – Baby Energy Bites. These delightful bites are a perfect blend of nutritious ingredients, creating a snack that’s both healthy and delicious for your little ones. So, let’s get started on this exciting culinary adventure and explore the wonderful world of Baby Energy Bites together.

Baby Energy Bites Recipe

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Baby energy bites

I know these may look at little precarious, but I guarantee you that they taste like heaven! So why, you ask, do I have ‘pb + j’ in quotations for these little ‘pb + j’ baby energy bites? Well, because they taste just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich…but have none of those ingredients. 
I’m not much of a sugary or chocolate snacker, but sometimes, I do get a little tiny craving for a bit of sweetness. Lately, I’ve coming across many recipes for energy balls, filled with beautiful, healthy ingredients. There’s this one, and that one, and let’s not forget this one! All so delicious and nutritious, packed with so many ingredients that I love for a quick little energy, pick-me-up snack. So, inspired by all of these lovely recipes, I looked in my kitchen cupboards, pulled out anything I thought would taste awesome together and here you have it, my version of a super-yummy-sweet-snack!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 large bowl


  • 1 cup large flake 100% whole grain oats
  • 2/3 cup dried figs soaked in hot water + drained
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 8 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cran-raspberry honey


  • Before chopping the dried figs, soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and coarsley chop.
  • In large bowl, mix together oats, figs, hemp hearts and cocoa powder.
  • Add the almond butter and the honey and get in there with your hands and mix until all completely blended.
  • Adjust your wet to dry ratio if you’re finding it too wet or dry.
  • Roll into small 1″ balls and place on a plate.
  • Set to cool in refrigerator for about 30 minutes before eating.
  • Store in refrigerator and enjoy whenever you want…without the guilt!


Keyword dried figs, large flake

About Baby Energy Bites

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Baby Energy Bites are a versatile and nutritious snack that originated from various health-conscious cultures. They’re a delightful blend of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, creating a snack option that’s both nutritious and delicious. Baby Energy Bites offer a unique gastronomic experience that leaves your little ones feeling satisfied and nourished. It’s no wonder that Baby Energy Bites have become a popular choice for those seeking a wholesome snack for their children.

Cooking Tips

  • For your Baby Energy Bites, opt for a variety of nuts and seeds to ensure a mix of textures and flavors. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are all fantastic choices.
  • Mix in a variety of dried fruits for varied sweetness and texture. Raisins, apricots, dates, and cranberries are all fantastic choices.
  • If you have a sweet tooth like me, consider adding a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
  • Keep your Baby Energy Bites fresh and crunchy by storing them in an airtight container.
  • Remember to chop the nuts and dried fruits into small pieces to make them easier for your little ones to eat.

Serving Suggestions

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  • Baby Energy Bites can be served as a snack or a dessert.
  • For a more substantial snack, try adding them to your child’s yogurt or oatmeal.
  • Pack these bites in a lunchbox for a healthy snack on the go.
  • For a more substantial meal, serve your Baby Energy Bites with a side of fresh fruits.
  • If your child is vegan, use plant-based sweeteners.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use other types of grains for my Baby Energy Bites? Absolutely! Feel free to use any type of grains for your Baby Energy Bites. Just make sure they are uncooked.
  • Can I make Baby Energy Bites in advance? Yes, Baby Energy Bites can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • What can I use if I don’t have dried fruits? No dried fruits? No problem! You can substitute them with fresh fruits. Just add the fresh fruits right before eating to prevent them from getting soggy.
  • Can I make my Baby Energy Bites gluten-free? Yes, you can make your Baby Energy Bites gluten-free by using gluten-free grains like rolled oats or quinoa flakes.
  • Can I add other ingredients to my Baby Energy Bites? Of course! Feel free to add other ingredients like coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or even some protein powder for extra nutrition.

Baby Energy Bites are a snack that truly celebrates the flavors of grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Their combination of nutritious ingredients creates a satisfying and flavorful snack that’s perfect for your little ones. By following these cooking tips and serving suggestions, you can create a batch of these healthy bites right in your own kitchen. Remember, cooking is about creativity and personalization, so feel free to experiment with different grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Enjoy the process and the delicious result!

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