June Recipe: Apple Raisin Snack Bites

June Recipe:  Apple Raisin Snack Bites

 

This is a recipe that is so easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and does not need any baking! Eat these on their own, add them to a yogurt parfait, or crumble on top of toast with nut butter!

 

Key nutrients and tricks:

  • Feel free to add in other nutrition powerhouses like wheat germ, flax, maca powder, oat bran, or other spices like ginger and nutmeg.
  • This recipe has a nice balance of fat from the hemp hearts, nuts, and coconut, carbohydrates from the oats, apples, and raisins, and protein from the chia seeds and almond butter.
  • I love to eat a few of these before an early morning run. The dried fruit provides a natural source of sugar, which can replace an energy gel or chew.
  • Use this recipe and change the flavors by adding in freeze-dried strawberries and cocoa powder in place of the apples and cinnamon, dates and almonds, or coffee and peanut butter.
  • Sometimes I double this recipe and freeze the second batch. I simply defrost in the fridge, and they are ready to go for the week!
  • If you want the bites to be moister, add in half of a mashed banana.

 

Ingredients

1 cup of old-fashioned oats

1 Tbsp. of hemp hearts

2 tsp. of chia seeds

¼ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans

¼ cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut

¾ tsp. of cinnamon

Dash of salt

1/3 cup of diced apple

½ tsp. vanilla

¼ cup + 3 Tbsp. of almond butter

4 Tbsp. honey

¼ cup of raisins

 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Mix until the almond butter and honey has coated the oats and apples. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop out a small amount of the mixture and roll into a ball. The size can vary, but I try to get 10-14 bites.
  3. To store, place the balls on parchment paper in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge.

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