In preparation for #mitchandmollygethitched the Fraser girls decided to do a 21 day meal plan and daily exercise program. Let’s be real, it’s all in preparation for a great dance party. We want to have all the energy we need. A friend, Lorna Day, shared this recipe with Abby and they’ve quickly become a family favorite.
Energy Bites / Almond Butter Balls
Prep Time 15 minutes / Chill Time 10 minutes
1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
2 T coconut oil
2 T almond butter (or smooth peanut butter)
1/4 pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 t pure vanilla extract **Honduran or Mexican vanilla extract is inexpensive and has strong flavor, if you can find it
1/2 cup almond flour or almond meal ** Winco bulk!
1/4 sea salt (fine grain if you can find it)
2T mini dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)
1. In a high speed blender, blend the oats into a fine flour **food processor.
2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. **kitchenaid mixer Then add almond and oat flours, salt and mix again until combined. Fold in the chocolate (chips) ** handmix
3. Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon). Place the bites on a plate lined with parchment paper into the freezer and chill for 10 minutes ** i used a small cookie scoop
4. Store the bites in the freezer in a freezer bag for a quick and easy snack.