Thursday, July 30, 2015
Quinoa Energy Bites (gluten free)
This recipe was motivated by eating the "Aussie Bites" at Costco. I thought it would be fun to make them with out as much sugar and butter. I had all the ingredients so it was easy to whip them up. You have the option of eating them raw or baking them. I had them both ways. I enjoyed the baked version the best. The baked version reminded me of a many muffin. They are loaded with nourishing goodness that will add energy to your day.
1 C Old fashioned Oatmeal (gluten free)
1/2 C cooked quinoa
1/4 C sunflower seeds unsalted or pumpkin seeds
1/4 C ground flax seeds
1/4 C chia seeds
1/4 C honey or vegan sweetener
1/2 C dried apricots chopped or dried fruit of your choice
1/4 C raisins
1 tsp vanilla
Directions makes 12
1. Pour all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is similar to cookie dough. It all sticks together.
2. Scoop into balls. You can eat them raw.
3. For baking version. Preheat oven to 350. Bake in heated oven for about 8 min. Take out of oven and let cool.
4. Store leftovers in airtight container in fridge or freezer.