Last night was a rough one, guys. My husband is out of town for work and Lana (20 months) just couldn’t get comfortable enough to fall into a deep sleep for some reason so I don’t remember falling asleep last night but I definitely remember waking up to Medina (almost 6 year old) sitting creepily next to my bed and watching me at 7am. Needless to say, I needed a good -and quick- breakfast to get through this day. So I decided to make my awesome energy packed nutty bites (still working on a name but this is better than my original “Nutty Balls”, no?) They’re a healthy, no bake, gluten free, dairy free, delicious, and filling snack- or breakfast! So I wanted to share this recipe that I created to take the place of a snack that I used to buy at an outrageous price. I love these and have refined the recipe over the last few tries. Enjoy!
Nutty Bites, Energy bites, nutty balls? Please find me a name for these!
Prep time: 10-15 mins
Makes: approx 2 dozen
-1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
-1/3 cup roasted/salted sunflower seeds
-2/3 cup unsalted halved or chopped walnuts (or your favorite nut)
-2 tblsp coconut oil (melted)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp almond extract
-3/4 cup raw, organic, unfiltered honey
-2 cups almond meal
-1 cup coconut flour
Throw all the ingredients together and mix. A hands-free mixer with a wide ceramic attachment or a food processor works best, I think, but the idea is to make sure the nuts are chopped and the mixture is sticky enough to roll into a ball but not overly processed and made into a paste. Roll into 1.5-2 inch balls and cover. I don’t think it needs to be refrigerated but I do it for good measure and we enjoy them cool. You can also garnish with slivered almonds and sprinkled coconut flour if you’re sharing!