Easy recipe for energy bites made with only five whole ingredients sweetened with fruit puree. Delicious as a grab-and-go breakfast or nutritious afternoon snack. Great for lunchboxes too!
An independently owned café near our home has an amazing chef who makes the most incredible dishes. One of my favorites is her energy bites that are very carefully made by hand with whole ingredients.
The only issue I have with them is that the nut butter is not soaked or sprouted and that maple syrup is the sweetener.
While these “issues” are not a big deal when eating them occasionally, I love them so much that I want to eat them more often than once or twice a week.
So, I devised the easy energy bites recipe below that works better for my digestion and metabolism.
Pureed fruit is the primary sweetener with no additional sugars.
In addition, the nut butter is soaked/sprouted (you can make it yourself or buy it here), which makes for a more comfortable digestive experience in my opinion. It also ensures that all the nutrition is optimally absorbed.
I used the almond-walnut-pecan blend for this particular recipe below. Use whichever one suits your taste buds and dietary needs the best!
Next to the nut butter, I recommend using pureed dates (date paste) as the sweetener. You can make it yourself or buy it here. If you decide to try it, use coupon code healthyhome to get 15% off your first order and coupon code healthyhome2 for a 5% discount on all reorders.
I include a few optional ingredients for you to consider along with the base recipe. If you have any additional “add-ons” that come to mind that would be delicious, please share in the comments!
One or two of these bites is fantastic after a workout!
5 Ingredient Energy Bites
Easy recipe for energy bites made with only five whole ingredients and sweetened with fruit puree and no added sugar.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large glass bowl. I like to lightly oil my hands with coconut oil and knead the ingredients together by hand instead of using a mixer.
Roll the batter into small balls of about 1 inch thickness. Tip: to make the balls very quickly, take a small amount of the batter and roll it around in your palms … each ball only takes a few seconds and they are perfectly round!
Once all the batter is rolled into balls, lightly sprinkle them with freshly ground cinnamon if desired.
Store in the the refrigerator in a covered container. They last for several weeks.
I highly recommend the cinnamon as an optional ingredient as it enhances the flavor.