Coconut Matcha Energy Bites

by | Aug 13, 2020

These Coconut Matcha Energy Balls are the perfect bite to power your day. Filled with nutrient-packed ingredients like coconut, nut butter, seeds, and matcha green tea powder. Plus, these matcha protein balls are naturally dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free!

Coconut Matcha Energy Bites

Do you remember when you first started liking coffee or tea? I remember my freshman year of college is when I started really getting into the routine of having some type of coffee or tea with my breakfast. Some of my favorite morning pick me ups are cold brew, warm golden milk, or matcha lattes.

What are the health benefits of matcha?

Matcha is a fine green powder made from green tea leaves. It’s the only tea where the leaves are consumed as part of the drink rather than being infused, and therefore has an even higher antioxidant content than most teas. Antioxidants are important for our health as they counteract free radicals in our bodies, protecting cells and tissues from damage. Other antioxidant rich food sources include:

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How do you make Coconut Matcha Energy Bites?

First, mix everything together

Start with a base of rolled oats. Then, add in all other ingredients and mix until everything is coated.

Then, stick the mixture in the freezer

Chilling the energy bites mixture for 20-30 minutes makes it much easier to roll. If you’re short on time you can skip this step and go right into rolling the bites–but expect sticky hands!

Finally, roll the mixture into bites

Use your hands to roll into balls. This recipe will make about 10 large bites or 20 smaller bites. I love to enjoy these no bake Coconut Matcha Energy Bites alongside a matcha latte to energize my day. Each bite packs in 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein to help you feel fuller longer throughout the day too. They are perfect to grab and go!

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How do you store these bites?

Store any leftover matcha bites in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month. I like to make a double batch of them, store them in the freezer, and then pop a few out for a quick, grab-and go breakfast or snack! 

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Coconut Matcha Energy Bites

Mackenzie Burgess, RDN
These protein and fiber packed energy bites are filled with nut butter, seeds, coconut, and matcha. Naturally dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free!
4.50 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Inactive Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 large bites or 20 small bites
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded or flaked coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup nut or seed butter of choice (peanut butter, almond butter sun butter, etc)
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk or water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Combine oats, coconut, chia seeds, and matcha in a large bowl.
  • Add in nut or seed butter and almond milk. Stir to combine. Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
  • Add in maple syrup and stir until mixture starts to come together in a sticky ball. If mixture is still too dry, add in a small amount of almond milk.
  • Place bowl in refrigerate or freezer for at least 30 minutes, then roll mixture into balls using hands. Roll in more matcha to coat the outside, if desired.*
  • Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Store any leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.



*If you want to achieve a lighter green color for the outside coating, mix together matcha with almond flour or coconut flour before coating.


Serving: 1energy biteCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gFiber: 3gSugar: 5g
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  1. Cruelty-Free Caty

    Wow, I’m a bit amazed that you didn’t toss the maple syrup and go for the dates instead to be honest…. 0_0
    they’re not even in here! But i’ve recently steered away from the added sugars, so this is worth playing around with for me! How many dates might you recommend I add in?
    (The ones I picked up are CRAZY moist and sticky… hence the search for an NRG Ball recipe lol, so I also wonder if less nut butter, and perhaps even no almond milk is necessary or…?)

    Looking forward to your thoughts! (And exploring your site more! I love you already, and I can’t quite explain why… ^-^)

    • Mackenzie Burgess

      Hi there! I have never tested this recipe before using dates instead of maple syrup but I’m sure it would turn out awesome. I think you would probably be able to substitute the 3 tablespoons of maple syrup for 2-3 larger medjool dates but you would need to chop up the dates super fine or blend the dates into a paste. I would still keep the nut butter and almond milk the same as these help everything stick together. Let me know how it goes and excited for you to explore Cheerful Choices more 🙂


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