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Vegan Energy Bites

Jason Sizemore, from Butterhead Kitchen, shares a recipe for Vegan Energy Bites – a snack packed with fiber and protein!

We love making a batch of these so we have a go-to snack to hold us over in between meals.  They are packed with fiber & protein & taste like a guilty-pleasure while still being pretty healthy! 

Butterhead Kitchen Vegan Energy Bites

(prep time: 10 minutes , freeze time: 60 minutes, makes: 28 )

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup nut or seed butter of choice
  • ½ cup ground flax seed (or sub almond flour, oat flour or 2 servings plant based protein powder, topping off with ground flax seed, nut or oat flour, to make ½ a cup)
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or agave (¼ cup if using protein powder)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (raw or roasted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Additional add-ins: ¼ cup of  crushed nuts, crispy cereal, dried fruits, etc. You may need to add more nut/seed butter depending on the amount of add-ins you use, to make the bites stick together    

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to a large bowl, in the order they are listed above.
  2. Fold ingredients together using a rubber spatula.
  3. Roll with hands to form into gumball-sized balls.
  4. Place on a parchment paper or foil lined plate or tray & freeze for one hour.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Butterhead Kitchen is a Vegan Cooking Class and Small Batch Vegan Products Company. Visit Butterhead Kitchen to learn more.

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