Quinoa, oats and sunflower seed butter combine to create yummy and nutritious energy bites to power you through any "hangry" moment. They are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free.
- 1 cup cooked white quinoa (completely cooled or refrigerated) - see my post on How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa
- 1 cup quick cooking oats (gluten-free if desired)
- ¼ cup sunflower seed butter (refrigerated)*
- ⅓ cup mini vegan chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Line a small baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir until well incorporated.
- Using your hands, roll the mixture into individual small balls. The recipe makes about 12 energy bites that are approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. But any size will do.
- Place the small balls onto the lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy straight out of the freezer. I sometimes wait a minute or two to let them thaw out a bit so they are not too hard. But don't leave them out too too long or they will start to get mushy. Still delicious though!
* I used Once Again organic sunflower seed butter which is slightly sweetened with organic sugar cane and flavored with a touch of salt. It is gluten-free certified, non GMO verified, certified organic, vegan, kosher and paleo. Once Again sunflower seed butter is also Fair Trade and uses sustainable standards for their farm-partners, supplier and prices.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Category: Snack