Head Back to School with Vegan and Gluten-Free Energy Bites

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Vegan Gluten-Free Energy Bites RecipeI am always on the hunt for fresh snack ideas that are oh-so-satisfying, but still pass nutritional muster. Here's one that I'm loving right now in my own kitchen.  

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

Ingredients

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

 

Directions

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.