It’s no secret that I am beyond obsessed with nut butters. I’ve dedicated a whole shelf to them in my cupboard, which kind of happened by accident but I feel they deserve it. I’m loving cashew butter this week and decided to use it to make these morsels of deliciousness.
I’ve seen a lot of “bliss balls” and “energy bites” out there but most of the recipes require a food processor which isn’t necessarily a kitchen gadget that everyone has. So, I set myself a task to make equally delicious treats with minimal effort and, best of all, less washing up. You can use oat flour or fine oats instead of grinding up oats if you want to keep it completely food processor/ blender free.
It’s no big secret that I am a HUGE fan of oats. They’re such a versatile ingredient and are an excellent source of fibre. There are two types of fibre in oats. The soluble fibre, which can contribute to lowering your cholesterol, and the insoluble fibre to keep you regular. Winning!
Do try and get soft mango if you can, usually in the whole foods section at the supermarket. I’ve used properly dried mango before and It was so hard I was chopping it up for days. If you can’t get mango any dried fruit would work, apricots, apples, dates, pineapple, us your imagination and go wild!
So enough of the small talk lets’s get to the main event.
Coconut Cashew Energy Bites (Makes 15-20 Bites)
- 1/2 a Cup of Cashew Butter ( 1 x 170g Jar)
- 1/2 Cup of Oats
- 1/4 Cup of Dessicated Coconut
- 1 tablespoon of Honey
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 a Cup of Soft Dried Mango, chopped into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds (optional)
- 1/2 a Cup of Dessicated Coconut for coating
- Place the oats into a food processor and blitz for 2-3 minutes until a flour is formed.
- Tip the oats into a mixing bowl and add in the remaining ingredients. Stir well until everything is combined.
- Divide the mixture out into 15-20 portions.
- Take a portion and roll it between your hands to form a little ball, set to one side. Do the same with the other portions.
- Place the additional dessicated coconut onto a small plate. Take one energy bite, drop it into the coconut and toss it around until it is fully coated. Do the same with the rest of the bites.
- Place in a tuppaware and keep in the fridge until you are ready to devour them.
These are great on-the-go snack and perfect for satisfying that 3PM sweet craving. You really only need one or two at time, it’s in the name “energy bite”,but that’s easier said than done. Give them a go and let me know what you think. Happy Saturday x