Indeed, I made these Take a Hike No Bake Energy Muffins the night before a hike up San Jacinto Peak.  With a long climb in mind, I created them with energizing ingredients. Dates and bananas are always perfect. But I also threw in some Matcha for the caffeine and Maca for an energy and stamina boost.

No Bake Energy Muffins

Both Matcha and Maca are known for their antioxidant properties, but Dr. Axe explains their many benefits here and here.

Take a Hike No Bake Energy Muffins

No Bake Energy Muffins

Silly me, I didn’t plan very well packaging wise, so we enjoyed these after our hike. And they hit the spot! But next time, I’ll bring them to eat ON the trail:)

No Bake Energy Muffins

Of course, these pictures don’t do it justice. It was simply gorgeous and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect!

No Bake Energy Muffins

For another great No-Bake Energy Muffin, try my Raw Trail Mix Muffins.

Take a Hike No Bake Energy Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

7 mini muffins

Take a Hike No Bake Energy Muffins


  • 1 Cup Oat-Covered Date pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Banana Chips
  • 2 Tsp Maca Powder
  • 1 Tsp Matcha Powder
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • 1/4 C Coconut Water*


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until a thick paste forms
  2. Press into prepared muffin tin
  3. Press a Banana chip into the top of each muffin
  4. Allow to set in fridge for about 10 minutes

I used a really yummy Coconut Aloe Water from Trader Joe's.


“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda

Keep Well,