Maple Coconut Energy Bites

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Hello! Can I just say that I am so excited for warmer weather this week! Because here in Minnesota it has been cold. Like snow flurries in April cold. Now, there are 70’s in the forecast and I am ready!

Aren’t these little energy bites just the cutest? This is the perfect recipe to have on hand for spring and summer. They are so easy to make, with no oven needed! We love to eat these for snacks or alongside a smoothie for breakfast. Delicious and filling!

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These adorable little bites are so adaptable too. I use Sunbutter most of the time, but you could use any nut or seed butter. Feel free to get all crazy with the add-ins too. Don’t like coconut? Try dried fruit. Or mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling indulgent:-) Or maybe coconut and chocolate chips. Yes, that sounds just fine.

Maple Coconut Energy Bites
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter
  • ½ cup flax seed meal
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients well.
  2. Using your hands, roll into balls. I like to roll them small, about 1" in diameter. This makes them perfectly poppable.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.

Maple Coconut Energy Bites -- poppable little bites of delicious.

adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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Comments

  1. says

    Maple and coconut – what a great flavour combination!! I love maple!! These look like they would be very tasty. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Natalie says

    I can’t have seeds (sunflower, flax… Or dried fruit)
    Any suggestion on how to make these without this 2 ingredients? Thanks!
    These sound amazing!!

    • Becky says

      Hi Natalie! These are so adaptable that you could definitely work around the seeds. You can easily use any nut butter in place of the sunflower seed butter, and I’ll bet oat bran or wheat germ (if you can have wheat) in place of the flax would work well! Let me know if you try it. Good luck!!

  3. Taylor says

    I just read your comment on ‘Money Saving Mom’ and decided to check out your blog:) I love the look of your blog and the content is right up my alley. I’ll definitely be checking in and even catching up on previous posts!

    • Becky says

      You made my night Taylor! Thank you for your sweet words:-) I’m so happy that you decided to stop by and I look forward to “seeing” you again!

  4. Arlene says

    Sounds great how many calories what can I substitute for maple syrup that is less caloric and sugary. Thanks

    • Becky says

      Hi Arlene, I have only made these with maple syrup. You could try adding a little more nut/seed butter and a little less of the syrup. Let us know if you try it!

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