These easy to prepare bites boast plenty of protein, healthy fats and fiber. They make an excellent snack when you want to quickly curb hunger pains or need extra energy for a particular busy or strenuous day.
1/2 cup oats (porridge oats work best unless you want to run yours through the food processor)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds, chopped or ground in the food processor
1 cup natural peanut butter (or almond or cashew butter)
3/4 cup cranberries, chopped (or substitute with 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup almond meal
¼ cup maple syrup (reduce to 1/8 cup if substituting chocolate chips)
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamon
1 tbsp each ground golden flaxseed
Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into approximately 1-inch diameter balls. Store in an airtight container.
Makes 18-20 “bites.”