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No Bake Energy Balls

March 28, 2016

These are SO GOOD!  I first used whole flax instead of ground.  So I don’t think they held together as well as they could have.  My second attempt I ground the flax seed in a coffee grinder.  That allowed them to hold together better.  I tested them out as riding food and they were great.  I think they tasted better than any bar I’ve had and they are super quick and easy to make.

Flax seeds is a great additive as it is high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and phyotochemicals (lgnans).  After some initial research, ground flax seed is recommended over whole seed because it is more digestible and less likely to just flush through your system.

The great thing with these is you can make them a whole variety of ways with different nut butters, chopped fruit, ect.  The coconut extract was a good substitute for vanilla and I tried almond extract too, but that was not as good.

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Difficulty: Easy!
Prep Time: 20 min
Chill Time: 30 min
Total Time: 50 min
Yield: 16-20 1-inch balls
Taste: Delicious!

INGREDIENTS:  

1 cup (dry) oatmeal (old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)

PROCEDURE:

1. Mix all ingredients in a medium-large bowl

2.  Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes.

3. Roll into 1-inch balls.  Keep refrigerated.

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Source: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/

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