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Homemade "Energy Bites" Recipe

“Vegan Energy Bites” have begun popping up in coffee and juice shops all over the city.  I’m a total sucker for these because I’ve made them forever in my kitchen and they are delicious.  Most places are selling them at the register in beautifully wrapped clear cellophane of 3 bites for $4 or more.  My local barista tried to sell me on how good of a deal that was.  😉

As you can see in this photo, they are so easy to make, my daughter mastered the recipe by 9 months old.

They are a simple go-to for pregnant bodies needing an energy boost while casually growing a human, and great for energy depleted parents just trying to make it through the day.

This recipe makes about 25 “bites” and can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.  Feel free to mix and match the ingredients.  Sometimes I use agave or honey instead of maple syrup.  Sometimes I throw in nuts, use hemp hearts instead of chia, etc.  Have fun with it!   Double the fun and get the kiddos involved.  It’s nearly impossible to mess up. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 C dry oats
  • 2/3 C coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C peanut or other nut butter
  • 1/2 C ground flax
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 1/3 C maple syrup, honey or agave
  • 1 Tbs ground chia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Make it happen:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Cover and chill for 1/2 hr
  • Roll into “bites”

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