Cranberry Walnut Energy Bites

Serves: 3-6

Happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying the long weekend (if you have one)! I want to say a big ‘Congratulations’ to all of the runners from yesterday’s Chicago Marathon! Everyone seemed to have a great day and ran some really great times! For all the first time racers out there, are you ready to sign up for your next race yet??!! ?

In honor of the racers yesterday and those who will be running upcoming races, I have a quick recipe that is easy to make, travels well and makes the perfect energy boost before or during a race! And even if you don’t have a race planned or aren’t a runner, they make great pre-workout snacks!

Cranberry Walnut Energy Bites

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/4c (40g) dried cranberries (no sugar added/un-sulfered)
  • 5 tbs (37g) walnuts
  • 1 tbs (6g) ground flax
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbs (15g) vanilla protein powder, optional
  • 1/2 tsp stevia, optional


  • food processor



1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Add your cranberries and walnuts to your food processor.

4. Pulse until walnuts are a fine meal and cranberries are chopped.

5. Transfer your cranberry/walnut mixture to a bowl.

6. Stir in your flax, protein powder and stevia (if using).

7. Add in your egg white.

8. Mix well.

9. Form mixture into bite size balls (or shape however you’d like)*

10. Bake for ~10 minutes or until slightly firm.

11. Allow to cool.

12. Pack in individual snack size ziplock bags to take with you.

*If the dough is sticking to your fingers, run them under water to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.

These little energy bites are small in size, making them perfect for travel, but loaded with flavor! They reminded me of these amazing Christmas cookies that my grandmother makes. They had the perfect balance of sweet from the cranberries and vanilla protein plus the walnut flavor giving them that amazing cookie like flavor! I ate a few before my workout and was good to go! Plus, how could you not enjoy eating something that tastes like a cookie in the morning before a workout?! I will take cookies any time of day! ? They also taste amazing on top of some greek yogurt as an afternoon snack! ?


Nutrition: (per 1 out of 6)

Calories: 82.8, Protein: 3.9g, Carbs: 7.1g, Fat: 4.6g (0g Saturated), Sodium: 30mg, Fiber: 1g (Net Carbs: 6.1g)


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