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Almond Butter & Jelly Energy Bites


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 20-24 1x

Description

An easy to make, perfectly sweet, super healthy snack or dessert! These energy bites are raw, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and peanut-free.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1 cup almond flour**
  • ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 cup raw, creamy almond butter***
  • ¼ cup wild blueberry preserves****
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir to combine the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flour and salt.
  2. Add the wet ingredients: almond butter, preserves/jelly and vanilla extract. Stir until fully incorporated. The mixture will be thick. If you see dry flour, you may need to add a bit more almond butter.
  3. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form the dough into small balls (a little more than 1 tablespoon of dough per bite and about 1.5 inches in diameter). You can enjoy the energy bites right away at room temperature. To store, place the energy bites in a container and store in your refrigerator.
  4. To last even longer, you can also store the bites in your freezer. For this, line a large baking sheet with non-bleach parchment paper or wax paper. Place the baking sheet on an even surface in your refrigerator. If you plan to store in the freezer for more than a couple days, I recommend storing in an airtight, freezer safe container. Before enjoying, allow the energy bite to thaw out at room temperature for a couple of minutes. To speed up this process you can microwave an energy bite for 10 seconds to help soften it a bit. Some people even like to enjoy them straight out of the freezer and don't mind the hard texture. Up to you! I like to store 3-4 energy bites together in a small container in my freezer so I can grab one small container on my way out for an easy on-the-go snack.

Notes

*For best results, I recommend making the oat flour yourself by grinding up your oats in a mini-food processor or blender. Blend for one minute until a fine flour forms. Use certified gluten-free oats if desired.

** For best results, I use super fine almond flour from blanched almonds. For a nut-free version you can replace with additional oat flour.

***Any nut or seed butter will work but for the best flavor I prefer raw creamy almond butter (Trader Joe's makes a great one with no salt or sugar added for $5.99 a jar). For best results, use a nut or seed butter that is runny and not too thick or dry. New jars work great for this recipe. Stir before using to incorporate the oils evenly.

****Any jelly, jam or preserve will work fine here.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Snack

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