Friends, I know its been long I came up with a recipe and finally I have one. I cannot claim it is mine as I modified a friends recipe and sharing it with you all!
Breafast Bites! Oh, I must tell you, these are delightful and a healthy addiction 😉
So, last week @ my friends baby shower party, her aunt got mixed nut(almond, cashews, pistachios,dates, little butter) sweet bites and they were absolutely delicious. Myself and couple of other friends didn’t hesitate to pack the left overs 😉
I got the recipe from her and sounded very simple. However, I wanted to have a low calorie and little less sweet. I followed the same process but changed the ingredients. It still tastes great!
These are less-moderate sweet and you can add more dates/raisins or honey for extra sweetness.
So, let’s gets started and see what you need. You might have all of them ready in your pantry 😉
How you make –
Step 2: Let the nuts cool down. Meanwhile, chop the raisins and Dates(Medjool California Dates)
Step 3:Coarsely grind the cooled nuts and seeds on a blender/food processor. Add flax seed meal and mix well.
Step 4: In a deep pan, add 2 tsp of coconut oil. Then add the chopped dates and raisins. Once it starts cooking and come together( in couple of minutes), add the powdered nuts and seeds and mix it throughly.
Step 5: Cool for few seconds and take a tablespoon worth of the mixture in between your hands, rolling to form a ball. Repeat until all of the mixture is used.
And you have these delightful bites ready for a snack, breakfast or on the go.
Any seeds, nuts would be healthy as they are a great source of fiber and good fats. Coconut oil is a great substitute for butter as it is a good fat and enhances the flavor.
Yields – 16
Pistachios – 1 cup
Peanuts -1 cup
Flaxseed Meal – 1 cup
Seasame Seeds – 1 tsp (white/brown)
Chia seeds – 1 tsp
Dates – 5 (pitted)
Raisins – 1/2 cup
Coconut oil – 2 tsps
Honey – Optional
Step 1 : In a small pan, on medium flame dry roast pistachios, peanuts , chia and sesame seeds separately.
Step 2: Cool the nuts and meanwhile, chop the raisins and dates
Step 3: Coarsely grind the roasted nuts and seeds in a blender/food processor.
Step 4: Add flax seed meal and mix throughly. ( Don’t roast the flax seed meal as the heat takes away all the goodness)
Step 5: Heat the coconut oil and add the chopped dates and raisins. After few minutes add the nuts and seeds mixture and mix throughly.
Step 6: Let it cool a bit and roll to form a small ball.
When you use less dates you might feel the mixture is dry and cannot form a ball, add 1-2 tsp of milk
If you don’t mind little extra calories add cashews and almonds
You can use walnuts, pecans or anjeer, apricots
Make it quick, as it cools it might be tough to form balls.