Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Yummy Buckwheat Quinoa Power Bites (gluten free & raw)

Winner! Winner! I created a new energy bite that my husband and I loved. They are gluten free if that is a concern to you. They have a delicious candy-like crunch when you bite into them. It reminds me of a Crunch candy bar. They are a great thing that you can make ahead and have for a yummy snack when you need them. They are filled with healthy goodness.

3/4 C buckwheat groats
1/3 C cashew pieces (raw)
1/2 C quinoa (I toasted it. If you want to keep it raw don't toast it.)
2 T honey
2 1/2 T coconut oil
1/3 C dark chocolate chips or add 1/2 C dried fruit

1. Blend all the ingredients in the blender or food processor. Pulse the blender until all combined. You will have to stop and scrape the blender and stir a couple times.
2. Scoop into balls. I use a small scooper I have. Form them into balls.
3. Eat at once or store them in an air tight container in the fridge. They will harden a little.

*If they aren't sticking together well add another 1/2 T of coconut oil.


  1. Those energy bites are perfect for pre and post workout!

  2. This sounds great. I have a question though. I see you toasted the quinoa, but the groats are just thrown in raw? Does the blender crack the groats? Are they not too hard?