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Recipe: Greatist Energy Bites
This week the Greatist Team decided to take our Gractivity fun to a whole new level: We stayed in the office and made a super-fun, super-quick, and super-healthy treat! (Well, at least they're super healthy for treats.) Thanks to some inspiration from The Kitchn, we came up with a gluten-free, nut-free, vegan-friendly two-bite treat packed with fiber (from the oats) and just sweet enough to satisfy any dessert craving.
Greatist Energy Bites
Makes about 25 bites
What You'll Need:
4 cups rolled oats (we used gluten-free!)
1.5 cups raw sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup banana chips, crumbled
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sunflower seed butter (can also use peanut or almond butter!)
1/2 cup agave nectar
What to Do:
1. Combine oats, sunflower seeds, banana chips, blueberries, cinnamon, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Add sunflower seed butter and agave and stir until well combined.
2. Refrigerate mixture until relatively firm (about 20 minutes). (If you're extra impatient like we are, feel free to throw the mixture in the freezer for half that time!)
3. Using a teaspoon to measure, roll mixture into balls. Feeling fancy? Try rolling the finished bites in cocoa powder, cinnamon, or toasted coconut. Or just start eating them as-is. Store in the fridge (or freezer) in an airtight container!
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hey, wasn't agave nectar on the dangerfood list? Great recipe otherwise :)
Why don't you post the nutitional values with your recipes? That would be a huge plus!
Would be really helpful to know the calories
@susanbeaulieu @rd2fnl4 kinda a hassle but you could also calculate the calories by just looking at the ingredients and figuring out the serving sizes and adding up how much you used.
If you really want to know haha.
ya, that's what I did! My portions came to 32 bites total with each bite at 203 calories.
Yep, that's what I ended up doing. I got 32 bites out of the batch and each bite was 203 calories.
anyone have issues with them not sticking together??
Definitely! Almost gave up trying to mold them into balls with only my hands! But - I found a plastic ice cream scoop and pressed the mixture into the scoop and carefully molded the rest. That seemed to,work the best although they still crumble some when eating. Refrigeration seemed to help. But the deliciousness definitely outweighs the hassle!!
Thanks - will try the oil approach next time. Too bad Elmer's doesn't make an edible glue!!
yeah I added more peanut butter but it didn't really work so its back in the fridge, gonna try it again. If all else fails it will just be granola
I just wanted to give everone a little tip that may help out. I you are following this recepe above I found I needed 1/2 cup extra penut butter to make them stick and i used HONEY instead of the agave nectar, I also found that the dried blueberries were way to expensive so i used craisens. Hope this helps! xo @JenniferGorden
hi i want to know how long they last in the refrigerator or how long can frizar. thanks
why do you not post the cal count.