Granola Bar Energy Bites " School Safe"
Grind flaxseeds in a coffee grinder.
Mix together the sunflower seed butter and tahini or your favourite nut butter, with honey or sweetener of choice, vanilla and water in a small mixing bowl.
Mix together the remaining dry ingredients. Once they are combined, add in the wet ingredients (mix together with hands).
Place the mixing bowl in the fridge for 20-30 mintues to set.
Remove from the fridge and shape balls (you can use a 1/8 measuring cup if you have one). I place some coconut oil onto my hands to help round out the balls and help them
Place the balls in a glass container and store in the fridge.
The balls can be a bit tricky to roll out without coconut oil. I always wash my hands once they get too sticky a few times throughout the rolling. The balls hold together really well once they have spent some time in the freezer.
1 cups Gluten Free Oats
1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (sulfite free)
1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP Hemp Seeds
6 Tbsps Dairy Free Organic Dark Chocolate
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP Sunflower Seed Butter (or your favourite nut butter)
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP Tahini (or your favourite nut butter )
1/4 tsp Sea Salt (I sometimes add a little more to taste - as it brings out the flavours)
1/4 cup Raw Honey (+2 Tbsp if not using honey - you can substitute your favourite vegan sweetener like maple syrup )
2 tsps Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Water (add 1 tsp extra if you need)
1 tbsp Coconut Oil (optional - to place on hands while rolling into balls )
Not Vegan or Don't Have Maple Syrup?
You can use raw honey to replace the maple syrup or use a combination of the two. If using honey - you may only need 1/4 c. Taste for your desired sweetness. Honey also helps it to roll into balls a little easier if this is an option for you.