Savory Hummus No-Bake Energy Bites -- A healthy snack recipe that is full of protein and fiber, and perfect for when you are craving something savory!
I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the con- test. I was not compensated for my time.
I'm beginning to think that whole if you don't use it, you lose it sentiment has some truth to it.
Since sugar has gradually made it's departure out of my daily life aside from fruit, I find myself on the savory side of things more often than sweet.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not one to turn down an ice cream cone (especially soft serve twist) or a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie still gooey from the oven. I still craving something sweet after meals. But I find I'm satisfied with a piece of fruit or just a bite of something sweet instead of uncontrollably bingeing on whatever lay in front of me.
I also find my energy levels more stable when I reach for something with more protein, fat or both in it. Banana WITH peanut butter. Almonds AND a hard-boiled egg. Oats WITH hummus.
I know, hang in there with me. If you haven't figured out most of the recipes on here err on the side of out there, you're in for a rude awakening.
Hummus and veggies. Hummus and whole grain crackers. Spread on a sammy instead of mayo. Been there, done that. While still delicious, I wanted to show the more adventurous side of this brave little chickpea spread for this month's Recipe Redux contest with Sabra.
I've seen some more savory snack bars out there, which makes my heart swoon, but y'all know I'm in favor for the ball or bite form when it comes to snacks.
Plus, it's kinda like having one giant chickpea. Or a chickpea pinata filled with texture, flavor, and kazoos.
Did you know that National Hummus Day is a thing? It's a thing. And it's happening May 13th. Plenty of time to make some giant chickpea pinata no bake energy bites, and yummus the hummus in unity.
I used different spice blends to roll my bites in, which is completely optional, but I like having options. These are completely versatile too, which is something I love in a snack. You can make the same thing, but have it be completely different just by changing the flavor hummus you use, the different nuts or seeds you add, or what seasoning you roll it into. The snowflake of snacks, no two are exactly alike. I a-like that. 🙂
Savory Hummus No Bake Energy Bites
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats*
- 1 cup Sabra Toasted Pine Nut hummus (or flavor of choice)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup roasted chickpeas
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
- seasoning blends, (optional)
- In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until combined.
- Roll into 12 balls.
- Sprinkle or roll into seasoning blends if using.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 weeks.
*use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Category: Snacks
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Do you prefer sweet or savory?
What's your usual afternoon snack?
So clevfer to make savory energy bites - your recipes are always so creative 🙂
Thanks Deanna! I'm always one to be a little unconventional. 🙂
I mean "clever" - typing too fast 🙂
LOVE! Way to go on a great twist!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I would have NEVER thought of this! Genius. Just pinned to try. 🙂
Thanks so much Laura! 😀 Let me know what you think if you give them a go!
You had me at 'snowflakes of snacks.' I'm not the ...ummmm... neatest, precise cook! (:
Anything I don't have to bake, I am game! I could definitely have these tasty snacks after a workout! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Glad you enjoyed! 😀
This is such a great idea! Sometimes, I just want a savory, salty snack instead of a sweet or fruity one. But hummus & veggies is just so PLAIN. I'd love to have these ready to grab-and-go in my fridge!
Thanks Christina! They are perfect for on the go snacking! I usually sneak them in my lunch bag for a quick snack at work.
So creative! Love the savory twist!
OMG don't get me in a room with hummus! I love it but after a certain bite...... It doesn't love me so much! HAHAHAHA!
Haha! Yes, I'm in trouble if I go a little overboard. 🙂
Interesting!! I've never even thought to do a savory energy bite - great idea!!
Emily | EmPowered Nutrition
Love this savory twist on energy bites! Such a creative idea!
Thanks Emily! It was a nice change of snack pace!
Yum these look great! Thanks for sharing!
EA The Spicy RD
I LOVE the idea of savory energy bites-genius! The Sabra pine nut hummus is one of my favorite flavors. Can't wait to try this!
Emily | EmPowered Nutrition
I love this savory twist on energy bites! Perfect!
what a clever idea!! Love it!
Sounds so easy to make and high protein. Would be great to have around for a snack or a hike!
I've never seen a savory energy bite before. How creative! Definitely sharing!
Hello, what would be some good seasoning blends for this recipe please?
Hi Lisa! I like the Mrs. Dash blends since they are salt-free. Lemon pepper and the the fiesta lime flavors are my favorite!
this seems like a dumb questions, but do you cook the oats before adding them?
Not a dumb question! The oats are kept raw. No cooking required.