A snack attack revisited.  It’s been a year since I posted the Oat & Nut Butter Energy Bites, and since then I’ve fine-tuned a few things.  First off, I threw out the coconut oil.  No need for oil when you have creamy almond butter.  Second, I lowered the maple syrup content.  They still taste great, but they’re not overly sweet.  I also added goji berries.  A tart little berry to balance out the dark chocolate.  Lastly, I spruced up the name…these are Spartan Energy Bites in honor of our Spartan Race today in the city.  So, there you have it.  Energy bites done right!

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SPARTAN ENERGY BITES

Vegan, gluten free, peanut free, refined oil free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull adapted from Give Me Some Oven No-Bake Energy Bites

Yields 16-20 bites

INGREDIETNS

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METHOD

  • Warm almond butter and maple syrup in a large, microwave-safe bowl for about 15-20 seconds. Mix thoroughly.
  • In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
  • Incorporate the dry mixture in with the wet, and stir with a spatula or spoon until well-mixed.
  • The mixture should be sticky. If too dry, add more nut butter.  If too wet, add more oats.
  • Once blended, scoop and form into 1-inch-sized balls. Place on a glass baking dish and cover.
  • Cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to a week in the refrigerator or in the freezer for a couple months.

Thrive on,

Coach Jentry