Energy bites for healthy snacking

Energy bites for healthy snacking

For a long time I thought during pregnancy is the time where your body needs the most calories and you are the most hungry. Then I learned that you actually need even more calories when you breastfeed. With my babies due date only a week away I knew I needed more snacks!

What came to my mind where these “energy bites” or “raw bites” that my mum would make from time to time. They are super easy to make, nutritious and you can change the ingredients all the time since there is no strict recipe when it comes to energy bites.

Instead to make energy bites you follow this pattern:


  • Base: for example oats
  • Additions: this can be everything from seeds to nuts to dried fruit, spices or chocolate chips  
  • Binder: depending on your mixture you might need something to make all your ingredients stick together, for example honey, maple syrup or nut butter 

The options are endless and you can get really creative but for today let’s start with the recipe for these super yummy Chocolate Fig Cinnamon bites I made a couple of days ago.

They are super filling and the thick layer of homemade chocolate makes you feel like you are biting into a chocolate cake, just that it is way better for you.

I also had to add some cinnamon because November is right around the corner and we all know what that means – nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and other christmassy spices are moving into our kitchen again.

I hope you enjoy the recipe and that they will last you longer than a day (trust me they all want to have a bite). Let me know other breastfeeding snacks that will help my voracious appetite for chocolate and other unhealthy treats!

Chocolate Fig Cinnamon bites


Delicious and healthy snack for cold days that will keep you warm and full. 

Prep Time 20 Minuten
Total Time 20 Minuten
Servings 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 8 pieces dates medjool work best
  • 5 pieces figs
  • 2 tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp water

for the chocolate topping

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 3 tbsp plant milk
  • 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp honey or maple sirup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients for the batter in a food processor until your mixture is sticky. 

    2. Form little balls from the mixture and place them on a sheet of parchment paper

    3. In a small pot heat up the almond butter, honey and plant milk. Then add the dry ingredients for the topping and stir until it has a smooth texture. 

    4. With a small spoon coat the top of each ball with a thick layer of chocolate. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. 




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