Vegan energy bites

    Puffed quinoa is a nutritious ingredient and great to use in these vegan energy bites along with flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and cocoa nibs. You can find puffed quinoa in health food shops.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 200g peanut butter or other nut butter
    • 4 tablespoons agave syrup
    • 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
    • 20g digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa nibs
    • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, roasted and unsalted
    • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, roasted and unsalted
    • 75g puffed quinoa
    • 30g finely chopped walnuts
    • 7 dried figs, diced
    • 30g desiccated coconut

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:15min chilling  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Mix peanut butter and agave syrup together in a bowl. Add protein powder and mix well.
    2. Process biscuit crumbs, flaxseeds and cocoa nibs in a food processor until you achieve a coarse, sand-like consistency. Add to the bowl with the peanut butter mixture.
    3. Grind sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in the food processor to a coarse consistency. Add to the bowl with the peanut-flaxseed mixture. Add puffed quinoa and walnuts. Add figs. Stir to combine. Form tablespoonfuls of the mixture into 2cm bite-size balls.
    4. Place coconut in a bowl. Roll balls in coconut and place on a baking tray or plate. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Store in the freezer.

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