Allergy Fighting, Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Plant Based Recipes
March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Kellogg
Last Updated on September 10, 2020
Summer is so close I can taste it. Shorts, sandals, the beach – I’m so ready. I just have to get through the yellow cloud known as spring.
Does anyone else get pounding sinus headaches around 2? Despite all of the headaches, spring is still my favorite season.
It makes me giddy to see blue skies, the day’s growing longer, flowers blooming, sun dresses, Easter, baby animals – eek!!
I’m so excited just typing this.
I’m a little late on the energy bites bandwagon, but I am a huge fan!
I love that they’re sweet enough to be dessert, they’re filling, the protein gives me energy without crashing, and they’re so portable! Plus, they’re stupid easy to make, and only dirty one dish.
It’s not that I dislike doing dishes, I just like to save water – ya know…. zero waste. 😉
Allergy Fighting, Cookie Dough Energy Bites
10 minutes active, 45 minutes inactive
- 1 Cup of Old Fashioned Oats (bought in bulk at Whole Foods)
- 2/3 Cup of Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (bought in bulk at Raley’s)
- 1/4 Cup of Ground Flax Seed (Bought flax seeds in bulk at Raley’s and ground them in my blender)
- 1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips (bought in bulk at Berkeley Bowl)
- 1/4 Cup of Local Bee Pollen (bought in bulk at Rainbow)
- 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter Softened I keep my natural peanut butter in the fridge and it’s very hard (bought in bulk from Rainbow)
- 1/3 Cup of Local Raw Honey (bought in glass)
- 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup (bought in bulk at Rainbow)
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla (bought in glass at Oaktown Spice)
Combine all of the ingredients. You can use a spoon, but will probably succumb to using your hands.
It’s easier and one less thing to wash. 😉 chill your mixture in the fridge for about 45 minutes.
The peanut butter should harden enough to to easily scoop the mixture out and roll into bite size balls.
You can easily make these vegan by leaving out the bee pollen and using maple syrup in place of honey.
Your honey has to be local and raw to help with your allergies.
Since introducing bee pollen to my diet, I have definitely noticed an improvement in my headaches and allergies.
This recipe is freezer friendly; so, you can also double or triple the batch to save for later!
I really want to try some brownie energy bites next! Have you tried any? What’s your favorite recipe?
How many would you suggest as a serving size? And how do you store it – fridge, or pantry?
I typically eat two for breakfast or one for a snack and dessert. They’re pretty filling. I keep them in a 32oz jar in the fridge and then move them to a little 8oz jar for on the go.
Does the bee pollen also have to be local to help with allergies? Or just the honey?
Yes, you’ll want to try and get local pollen and honey!
This would be a great back to school snack. My son just started his first day of preschool. The parents take turns providing a morning snack. So I will have to provide a snack to 21 kids once a month. The class is also nut free do you have any substitutions for the peanut butter in the recipe? Also not sure how I am going to go about the "individual packaging" that is required. Do you have any suggestions for packaging I could buy to be reused when it is my turn to provide the snack that won’t break the bank?
Thank you for this website and all you do!
You could try sunflower butter made from sunflower seeds. But, that’s processed a lot of times in factories with peanuts. I would check out my back to school snacks for some more ideas. You can buy a dozen 8oz mason jars for $8. That’s probably what I would buy for the snacks and drinks. You can buy tops with straw lids or easily make your own with a drill bit.
Oh and also I have to provide a "individually packaged" drink. Probably one that has a top and won’t spill.
Great idea on the sunflower butter. I found Subutter but its packaged in plastic 🙁 but made in nut free faciltiy. I don’t want to be the one sending children into anaphylactic shock with a waste free snack.
I thought about the tiny mason jars but worry that the school might frown upon giving 4 year olds glass. Looking into some coozie covers but those get expensive too.
Try this http://amzn.to/2bfaF3U. It’s a link to 50 reusable plastic containers for $10. Granted if you made holes for straws half of them would be designated for drinks and no longer leak proof, but if you’re deciding between disposable plastic and reusable plastic – these might be a really safe bet! Check them out. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Did I miss the size? 1 Tablespoonful? About how many servings/balls does this recipe make? Thanks for your help!