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Toasted Coconut Almond Energy Bites


  • Author: Rebecca | NOURISHED. the blog
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 16 balls 1x

Description

Toasted Coconut Almond Energy Bites are the perfect simple and easy to make oat-based, granola-like snack that everyone will love! Made with freshly toasted coconut, oats and almonds mixed with creamy almond butter, sweet honey and mini chocolate chips.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats, gluten free certified
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup oat flour, gluten free certified
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • Pinch of sea salt, optional
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, mini or regular chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pan or skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add the oats, almonds and coconut to the pan. Toast for 10-12 minutes stirring and shaking the pan frequently until the coconut starts to turn a golden brown and the everything become very fragrant. ** Careful not to let the coconut, oats and almonds burn. Once they start browning it doesn’t take long for them to be burnt to a crisp. Make sure you keep a close eye. Remove from heat and let cool until just warm to the touch. (You can speed the cooling process by putting the oat mixture in the fridge or freezer.)
  2. Add the oat flour to the oat and coconut mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Add the honey and almond butter and pinch of salt and stir until very well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. (If you find the mixture is a little to dry and oats aren’t being evenly coated with the honey mixture you can add a little more honey to achieve the right consistency. Similarly, if the mixture is too wet and sticky you can add a little more oat flour.)
  4. Taking a cookie scoop, tablespoon or such, measure out a scoop and tightly roll and pack the oat mixture into a ball. Place the ball on a lined baking sheet. Continue until all of the oat mixture is gone.
  5. Place the baking sheet of energy bites to the freezer to set for about 20 minutes before transferring the bites to an air-tight container in the fridge. (If you aren’t going to eat the bites right away, you can keep them in the freezer until you need them making them a great make-ahead snack!)

Notes

Prep time includes cooling time for toasted oat mixture or freezing time for the bites to set. [br]Recipes makes about 16 large bites. Yield depends on size of bites.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1