The perfect afternoon, after-workout or after-school snack, these blissful balls of yumminess take about 15 minutes to make and there’s no baking involved. How sweet is that?
For Celiac-friendly bites, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free. For vegan and milk-sensitive diets, use dairy-free chocolate chips, which can be found in the health-food aisle of your grocery store. If you can only find regular sized chocolate chips, chop them up so they’re the size of minis, otherwise the balls will fall apart.
In a small bowl, combine oats, coconut, chocolate chips and flax meal. Mix well and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. I use a wooden spoon for this. Add oat mixture and stir again until all ingredients are well blended. It’ll look like raw cookie dough. Yum!
Using about 1 tbsp of dough per energy bite, roll mixture into 20 balls using your hands. Wet hands occasionally to help prevent dough from sticking. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Nutrients per serving (energy bite): 120 calories, 8.4 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 5.5 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates (2.1 g fibre, 5 g sugars), 1 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium
Yum & Yummer tip: Can’t have nuts? Make this recipe with sunflower butter. Delicious!