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Energy Bites

These were made as an easy and healthy snack that hubs could take to work, but I’ve started to double the recipe so that we can have some at home, too. They’re super filling and delicious- a perfect midday snack to carry you between meals.

 

Energy Bites | a kitchen cafe

 

 

Prep: 10 minutes

Serves: 10-15 balls

 

1/2 cup almond meal (I throw raw almonds into my blender if I’m out)

1/2 cup oat flour (same as almonds, throw the oats in)

1 1/2 cups quick oats

6 tsp ground flax seed

3 tsp organic coconut oil, melted (this is my favorite brand)

2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup almond butter (I usually get the freshly ground one at Whole Foods, but you need a creamier one for this recipe. I like the big container of MaraNatha from Costco for $8 for this. Crazy cheap.)

1/3 cup local raw honey

3 tsp almond milk

1/2 cup chopped cranberries

2 small handfuls chocolate chips, chopped

large pinch of brown sugar

 

Add all ingredients together and mix until well incorporated. Roll into balls slightly smaller than ping pong balls and store in the fridge.

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  • Katie

    Dafni, I’m totally stalking your entire blog recently because I’ve decided (finally) that whole and unprocessed foods are truly the way to go. But I have so many questions! I hope you’ll be able to find them on here and respond. I apologize in advance. First, for this recipe, do you just use Craisins for the cranberries? Also, where do you get not-crazy-expensive ground flax seed, oat flour, almond meal, almond butter, etc? I feel like no regular grocery store sells it here in Ann Arbor, which is kind of crazy, and things are REALLY expensive at our Whole Foods. Ideas?ReplyCancel

  • Katie! What an awesome decision! :) I am of course 100% fine with any and all questions that you have! I’ll try my best to answer them.

    I just buy regular dried cranberries. Those would be fine, really any dried fruit that you want. Just watch the ingredients for added sugar and preservatives.

    I get ground flax at Sprouts. I don’t think you guys have that in Michigan :/ You don’t need much of it, so that may be ok to get at Whole Foods. You may also want to do research and see if there are any Sprouts-type stores in your area as an alternative.

    Almond meal is best blanched, and there’s not really any way around the cost of that. Nuts are expensive. Honeyville almond flour is supposed to be good quality and fair price. Buying in bulk online will probably be the most cost-efficient.

    Oat flour you can make yourself! Buy rolled oats and grind them in your food processor or blender. Love how easy and cheap this is because oats are not at all expensive!

    Almond butter is also expensive, but we get it at Costco for a ridiculous price. I love Costco for a lot of reasons, but their selection of organic/natural foods is a huge one. That’s where we get our organic eggs, almond butter, rice milk, organic pure cane sugar, etc. Oh! They also have big bags of flax seed, too. Maybe that’s something to look into. :) Huge savings there.ReplyCancel

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