An easy to make, perfectly sweet, super healthy snack or dessert! These energy bites are raw, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and peanut-free.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir to combine the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flour and salt (if using).
- Add the wet ingredients: almond butter, jelly or chia jam 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.
- Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form the dough into small balls (~1.5 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.
- 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. 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 them 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.
*Use certified gluten-free oat flour if desired.
** For best results, I use super fine almond flour from blanched almonds.
***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.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Snack