Head back to school - or back to your fall routine - with these easy, ultra-delicious energy bites I created for my kiddos. They are raw, vegan, and gluten free, and whipped up in a single bowl, and can be upgraded with any number of tasty morsels (cocoa nibs, coconut, chopped nuts you name it). The best part? They satisfy any craving for a cookie dough fix.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Energy Bites Recipe
1 cup quick cooking oats*
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup unsweetened dried tart cherries or cranberries
1/2 cup smooth all natural peanut butter
1 Tablespoon high quality dark cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons chia, hemp, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp local raw honey
Place all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Gently stir until well blended. Scoop into 1" balls and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 16.
*Oats are naturally gluten free, but look for oats that are certified gluten-free if you are rigorously avoiding gluten, as some oats may become cross-contaminated with gluten during processing.