These energy bites can be stashed in a bag and taken to work or on an errand-run so when hunger hits, you’ve got an answer. And before you roll your eyes about the chopped raisins . . . there’s a method to our madness. These bites don’t have any added sweetener- the only sweetness comes from the raisins. This is rare and made possible by the fact that the raisins are chopped into small pieces so the sweetness is more evenly dispersed into each bite.
Makes 6 servings (1 bite per serving)
Prep time: 5 minutes / total time: 5 minutes + 1 hour refrigeration
1⁄3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1⁄2 cup raisins, packed, finely chopped
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
1⁄3 cup salted natural almond butter
1 – Stir the oats, raisins, coconut, hemp seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, together in a medium bowl until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
2 – Add the almond butter, pressing it into the oat mixture with a spatula or spoon until evenly dispersed.
3- Press and knead the mixture with your hands until all of the ingredients are mixed together and form a large ball.
4- Divide into 6 pieces, rolling each piece into a small ball.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before eating to allow flavors to meld. Energy bites can be stored, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.