An Elf’s protein bite

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Okay onto the bites!

Of course an Elf would snack on these! Have you seen an elf? I don’t think they follow Santa’s diet. These bites are perfect for their busy toy building days. Quick & easy to make & a perfect snack to grab in a hurry.

These bites are made with only 8 ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. This recipe also doesn’t require any baking!


My latest favorite baking hack is to replace 1/4 of your flour or grain with pea protein – which I did in these bites. If you don’t have any pea protein on hand simply replace with 1/4 c more oats.

You might be confused why baking soda is included in this recipe since these are ‘no-bakes.’ Baking soda is great for stomach pain, which during the holidays, you might have đŸ™‚ It is a neutralizing remedy helping to calm your stomach. You can chose to omit this ingredient if desired.

Alright, I know everyone is in a hurry during the holidays so let’s get to the recipe!

An Elf's Protein Bite

  • Servings: about 15 bites
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 3/4 c quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c pea protein
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c pure maple syrup


  1. Add the first 4 ingredients to a medium size bowl & mix.
  2. Add in your dried cranberries & pumpkin seeds & mix again.
  3. Next, add in your pumpkin puree & pour in your maple syrup. Stir with a fork & then use your hands to fold & mix until everything is combined.
  4. Lastly, grab a small handful of batter & roll into 1 in. balls. Eat immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge. Enjoy & happy holidays!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook!See the source image

And a happy holidays from this big eared elf:)



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