Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

Chewy energy bites that are bursting with lemon poppyseed flavor are so easy to make and only require five ingredients. Perfect healthy homemade snack to keep on hand!

lemon poppy seed energy bites - healthy vegan and gluten free no bake snack

Hellooooo energy bites fan!

These little balls of delight are my favorite because I am crazy about anything lemon flavor. From scones to lemon loaves, right down to these cute little lemon poppyseed energy bites.

This energy bite recipe is packed with healthy and simple ingredients making them the perfect snack.

ingredients for lemon poppy seed energy bites

Ingredients in lemon poppyseed energy bites

The main ingredients for the texture are dates, cashews, and oats.

Then the flavor elements are fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppy seeds.

One question I get often is “Where can I buy poppy seeds?” 

You can find them in almost any grocer- they can be found in the baking aisle or in the spices. Of course, you can always order some from Amazon too.

instructions on how to make energy bites lemon poppy seed flavor

How to make lemon poppyseed energy bites

  • Add dates to a food processor and chop up a few times. Note: Ensure the dates are pitted or you remove the pits!
  • Add rest of the ingredients (minus poppy seeds) and process until it looks like a sticky, pliable dough.
  • Fold in poppy seeds and using a cookie scoop or spoon, make energy bites.

lemon poppy seed energy bites in white dish on wood board

These no-bake power balls are perfect for snacking on the go or work lunches. They are high in protein and healthy fats so they will keep you fuller, longer!

Energy bites also make a healthy dessert when the sweet tooth is calling your name!

Lemon poppy seed energy bites in white ramekin on wood board

How long do energy bites last?

Energy bites keep in the fridge for about 10 days. They can also go in the freezer for about 3 months!

lemon poppy seed energy bites on light pink background

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lemon poppy seed energy bites - healthy vegan and gluten free no bake snack

Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

This easy, no-bake energy bites recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and bursting with lemon flavor! Dates, cashews, oats, lemon and poppy seeds are the main ingredients. Perfect healthy snack or dessert!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: easy snack recipe, energy bites, healthy dessert, no bake snack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 energy bites (depending on size)
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 1.5 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 Tablespoon warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • Add dates to a processor and pulse a few times until dates are finely chopped.
  • Add oats, cashews, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt. Process until the mixture resembles a sticky dough. If the dough is too wet, add some more cashews or oats. If the dough is too dry or crumbly, add more warm water 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Transfer mixture to mixing bowl and fold in poppy seeds. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out mixture and roll into balls.
  • Leftovers keep 7-10 days in the fridge.


Serving: 1energy bite | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 7.6g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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9 thoughts on “Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites”

  1. 5 stars
    They sound great poppy seeds are a real favourite of mine, I used to always associate them with savoury dishes but they are incredibly popular in sweet dishes here in Hungary. I must try these!

  2. 5 stars
    Lemon and poppy seeds are on of my all time favourite combinations!! These energy bites look so healthy and I love that. It would be so great to make a huge batch and then snack on these instead of something not as healthy!! Cheers

    • Yes! I love making energy bites to have healthy snacks on hand. Much better than processed granola bars!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the addition of the lemon to these energy bites! I also love the poppy seeds! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    The season for lemon is here and to celebrate you have chosen a perfect recipe, I am going to try your recipe as these looks so delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    so healthy – perfect to take along on hikes now that the weather is warmer and hiking is becoming more frequent!


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