GF Vegan Oats Carob & Peanut Butter Energy Bites

March 28, 2022
This is a wonder recipe we make for work lunches to boost ourselves on the field, but it's also perfect as a mid-morning snack. We make them almost weekly. These energy bites are packed with nutritious ingredients such as dates, oats, and superfoods to give you a boost of energy!
Energy bites are so easy to make because they do not require baking or prepping. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor, then form the dough into balls, roll in shredded coconut and voilà! You have nutritious, sugar-free, guilt-free snacks ready for the entire week.
You might wonder what carob is though? Carob is a flowering evergreen tree that is native to the Mediterranean. Its edible ripe pod contains a sweet pulp that is dried, roasted and ground into a powder. It can be used as a one-to-one replacement in recipes that has cocoa. Although carob powder has similarities in looks and flavor to chocolate, it is sweeter, lighter in color, caffeine-free. Cacao or chocolate has a stronger flavor.

Health Benefits of Raw Carob Powder: Contains polyphenols which help with blood cholesterol levels; natural antioxidant protecting your body from free radicals; good source of calcium and selenium; improves digestion. Carob tannins have Gallic acid. Gallic acid is an analgesic, anti-allergenic and antibacterial. It is also an antiviral and antiseptic.
carob energy balls on a floral plate

GF Vegan Oats Carob & Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Recipe Type: Breakfast Sweets
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  • 1 cup FD rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups dates, soaked and pitted
  • 2 tbsp raw carob powder
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp chaga mushroom powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • to taste Himalayan rock salt
  • shredded coconut
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1. Place all ingredients except coconut oil in a food processor and process for a couple of minutes, add coconut oil at the end and process until combined.

2. The dough will be loose but will stick together once pressed firmly into your palms. When the mixture holds together in your hand, then stop processing.
Transfer the mixture in a large bowl.

3. Take a small spoon and scoop the dough into your palms, pressing firmly and shape it into a ball.

4. Roll energy bite in shredded coconut  and place onto a parchment lined tray.

5. Once finished  place in freezer for 30 minutes to set.

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Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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