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Nut Free Energy Bites (seed-free, coconut-free base recipe)

These nut free energy bites can also be made seed-free and coconut-free, perfect for those with allergies.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 96kcal

Ingredients

Base Recipe

  • 2 cups medjool dates pitted (roughly 20 dates)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats divided

Nut-Free Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

  • 2 cups medjool dates pitted (roughly 20 dates)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut

Nut-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

  • 2 cups medjool dates pitted (roughly 20 dates)
  • cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups rolled oats divided
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Base Recipe

  • In a large bowl, cover the dates with 2 cups of boiling water and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove dates from water, shaking off excess, and place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  • To the food processor add 2 tablespoons of the water along with the maple syrup, cocoa powder, and 1 cup of rolled oats.
  • Process until smooth, scraping down sides. If mixture doesn't process, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until it does. Add the remaining ½ cup of rolled oats and pulse until it's mixed in.
  • Put the food processor in the fridge for at least 10 minutes before rolling into 1 tablespoon sized balls.

Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

  • In a large bowl, cover the dates with 2 cups of boiling water and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Remove dates from water, shaking off excess, and place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. 
  • To the food processor add the maple syrup, cocoa powder, 1 cup of rolled oats, and ½ cup of shredded coconut. Process until smooth. If mixture doesn't process, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until it does. 
  • Scrape down sides and add the remaining ½ cup of rolled oats. Pulse several times until mixed in.
  • Place food processor into the fridge and chill the mixture for at least 10 minutes.
  • Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls, and toss to coat in remaining ¼ cup of shredded coconut. 
  • Store in the refrigerator  

Nut-Free Pumpkin Energy Bites

  • In a large bowl, cover the dates with 2 cups of boiling water and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Remove dates from water, shaking off excess, and place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. 
  • To the food processor add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, 1.5 cups of rolled oats, ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. 
  • Process until smooth, scraping down sides. If mixture does not process, add in water 1 tablespoon at a time until it gets going.
  • Add the remaining ½ cup of rolled oats, ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, and the chocolate chips. Pulse 5-10 times until mixed in evenly. 
  • Place food processor in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to chill. Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls.
  • Store in the fridge.

Notes

mint chocolate chip energy bites- base recipe with 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Nutrition

Serving: 1energy bite | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g