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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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
Mix peanut butter and agave syrup together in a bowl. Add protein powder and mix well.
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.
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.
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.