Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites

These healthy no bake high protein golden milk bites are loaded with super foods, spices and a dash of turmeric for an extra nutritional boost! These quick and easy snack bites are naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free! 

Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites- LOADED with Superfoods, turmeric, nutrients and detox properties, these quick and easy snack bites are the perfect wholesome snack to enjoy anytime! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

When it comes to foodie trends, I’ve kind of been ‘meh’ with them.

Coconut oil? For frying, sure.

Nutella? Pretty sure it was a 90’s thing, resurged in 2014….but sure. 

Maple syrup, cayenne and hot water? Queen B, sure. 

Kale? Kale me softly, with your voice. 

Kronuts? For a rare treat, sure. 

Pitaya smoothie bowls? Well, I had it once and not sure if I’d ever have it again.

PROOF. 

pitaya

Anyway….

One of the perks of living in Los Angeles was being introduced to many innovative and intriguing foods which, more often than not, would be mainstream several months down the track.

I had met a friend down in Santa Monica for some coffee and catch ups. We went to one of the quirky, ‘hipster’ cafes near Venice Beach. Besides the typical lattes, cappuccinos, cold brews, hot brews, medium brews and a plethora more, one particular beverage stood out- Golden milk latte.

Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites- LOADED with Superfoods, turmeric, nutrients and detox properties, these quick and easy snack bites are the perfect wholesome snack to enjoy anytime! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Golden milk latte? 

I had never heard of such a beverage before. The description next to it mentioned healing and nurturing properties, but I overlooked that. I was sold by the name itself. I envisioned a golden beverage, sparkling upon consumption.

…That was not the case.

“Luke, I think they gave me bone broth or curry laksa in a mug”. 

I was sceptical at what was presented to me. It smelled a little earthy, and the color was NOT golden. I dipped my spoon into the foam topping, thinking perhaps the milk would come shimmying gold out of it, but I was mistaken. 

Oh well, bottoms up. I took a swig….and enjoyed it. 

Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites- LOADED with Superfoods, turmeric, nutrients and detox properties, these quick and easy snack bites are the perfect wholesome snack to enjoy anytime! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I’m glad I took a chance and let the name sell me- The golden milk latte was warming, hearty and the perfect amount of sweetness, spice and of course, turmeric. I’ve been loving the flavor combination, but not necessary in a strict beverage form…as you’ll soon see. 

I’m not new to enjoying turmeric in recipes. Growing up, many of the foods I ate contained it, and it is one of my mum’s most used ingredients. From Persian chicken casseroles, Fesenjen and the infamous Jalebi (a delicious dessert), it may be the second most used herb/condiment to salt. 

Seriously.

Now golden milk may sound fancy, but it’s actually quite an easy and generally customizable beverage. The barista at the cafe told me it was a mix of coconut milk, turmeric, honey, cinnamon, ginger and a dash of cayenne. He advised me that typically they use pepper, but they were a little bit fancy.

Fancy, schmancy. 

For today’s recipe, I incorporated all the flavors of a classic golden milk and make it in a healthy, wholesome snack bite form. I can understand that some may be apprehensive to drink something with turmeric, cayenne/pepper and non-dairy milk, so let’s kick things off with something edible.

I present, healthy no bake GOLDEN SNITCHES.

Kidding. 

Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites- LOADED with Superfoods, turmeric, nutrients and detox properties, these quick and easy snack bites are the perfect wholesome snack to enjoy anytime! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy no bake high protein golden milk bites are a flavor AND texture lovers dream- Hearty, spicy, warming and with just the right amount of sweetness! These satisfying and wholesome bites are made with good for you ingredients and take barely any time to whip up! While they are apparently known to have positive properties (balancing blood sugar, detox style qualities, reducing inflammation and a myriad of others), these are the perfect satisfying snack to enjoy between meals or even as a pre/post workout snack, thanks to the protein boost! Because of the ingredients used, these no bake golden milk bites are naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free!

HACK! The beauty of the ‘golden milk’ is how the spices, milk and sweetener can be interchanged with something similar. Swap the black pepper for cayenne pepper, swap the pure maple syrup for Manuka honey, and swap the coconut milk or almond or cashew milk. just don’t forget the turmeric….That would be awkward.

Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites- LOADED with Superfoods, turmeric, nutrients and detox properties, these quick and easy snack bites are the perfect wholesome snack to enjoy anytime! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites and grab your broomstick.

I mean, these are pretty much golden snitches. 

Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites
Serves 10
These healthy no bake high protein golden milk bites are loaded with super foods, spices and a dash of turmeric for an extra nutritional boost! These quick and easy snack bites are naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups gluten-free oat flour (can sub for rolled oats, oat bran or quick oats)*
  2. 1/4 cup coconut flour (can sub for almond or extra oat flour)**
  3. 2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used a stevia blend)***
  4. 1 tsp turmeric
  5. 1 tsp ginger
  6. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper OR black pepper
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  8. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1/4 cup cashew butter (can sub for any nut butter)
  11. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or manuka honey (can sub for any sticky sweetener)
  12. 1 T + milk of choice****
  13. Extra granulated sweetener and turmeric, to roll bites in
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, spices and mix well.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, heat your nut butter with your sticky sweetener until combined. Mix in your vanilla extract. Pour your wet mixture and unsweetened applesauce to the dry mixture and mix well. Depending on consistency, either add dairy free milk of choice or extra flour until a firm texture is formed.
  3. Using your hands, form into small bite sized balls. Roll balls in optional granulated sweetener/turmeric mixture and place on a baking tray or plate. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to firm up.
Notes
  1. * For paleo option, use 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. ** If you use another flour, you may need to add 2-3 tablespoons to make the batter firm
  3. *** I used 2 tablespoons but adjust according to your desired level of sweetness
  4. **** Depending on the flour combination, you may need more- Adjust accordingly
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58 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake High Protein Golden Milk Bites

  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love golden milk and so good to see it in something else! Making this today!

  2. Once I heard the words “golden milk” I’d be seeing it everywhere. Proof! I recently started adding tumeric to a variety of things. I may have to see how I feel about this whole golden milk thing too.

  3. I’m so skeptical about this but want to try it so bad. I might be a basic b*tch but I’ll try any new trend, but only stick with it if it’s legit. I have only eaten curry once and didn’t like it, however I am intrigued by golden milk.

  4. Now this has me goin’…FINE. I’ll try turmeric for once just because everyone’s raving about it and I don’t know what the hype is all about because I haven’t been thinking about it enough to be cray-cray about it! I may see if it’s available somewhere at a good price!

  5. i looove turmeric in everything! but like you i grew up with it, so it’s weird seeing it as a trend now, haha.
    if i made these could i travel with them too?

    also the whole “dont forget the turmeric” thing, i once made quinoa-almond bars. and forgot the almonds. lol.

  6. Stick some wings on them and they could totally pass for snitches! Especially with that shiny sugar crystals coating. I just tried golden milk latte for the first time actually, I’m a fan. In chewable snack form sounds even better to me!

  7. Interesting…golden milk is a new one to me. But it sounds kinda tasty. Like something I would want on a cold fall day with all of those warming spices in there. Also, don’t forget that snitches get stitches. Watch out for yourself!

  8. Oh my! I want these now. Can’t wait to make them. I put turmeric and cayenne pepper in my daily shake. I love spice. Lately I’ve been drinking kombucha tea daily. I like the taste, and it seems to have to healthy benefits. Don’t know, but I’ll keep at it for awhile 😉

  9. Bahahaha golden snitches. I have SO MUCH turmeric from a very over-enthusiastic Indian mother in law so this is a great way to use it. I also throw it in smoothies and have a turmeric recipe to share next month. WAIT IN ANTICIPATION.

  10. Haha, golden snitches – loving it.
    When I first had a golden milk, I was exactly like you – is this warm curry sauce!? Then I had a second one somewhere else that was like the one you described and it was sweet, spicy and delicious.
    Totally just pinned these bad boys 😉

  11. I have never even heard of golden milk before. Maybe I am not as basic as I thought 😉
    From how you describe it I can totally see me liking it. Phew, that gains me a few basic points back, right? Threw in some Potter references and I can’t resist anyway.

  12. If you want to reap the most benefits out of your turmeric, stick with black pepper instead of cayenne (or do both!) something in the black pepper seriously amplifies the benefits of turmeric, so my Indian mother-in-law tells me, and I’ve read some scientific articles about it as well. Love the snitches!

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  14. Do you store these in the fridge? Do you know how long they last? The applesauce can be problematic with shelf life. Finally, do you have the nutritional information for these?
    Thanks!! I will definitely give them a go, as I love Golden Milk, but need other ways to get family members to enjoy the benefits 😉

  15. I tried this today and it tastes great! But the colour isn’t even close to yellow… It’s brown! maybe cause I used almond butter, date syrup and coconut sugar… Oh well!

      1. Hello, you say to use 2 tbspns of granulated sweetener. I don’t use Sugar…can Maple Syrup or Honey be substituted perhaps please? Hate Stevia too lol

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