Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

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California Walnut Board
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  • Yield: 2 dozen

This recipe comes together very quickly, so you can make a batch for now, or store them the freezer for later. That is if they make it from the oven to the freezer!

Ingredients

1cup chopped California walnuts, lightly toasted
1cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1cup uncooked oatmeal, regular or quick-cooking (not instant)
1/2cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3cup maple sugar
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2cup dried blueberries
1/4cup maple syrup
3tablespoons olive oil
2tablespoons butter
1teaspoon baking soda
2tablespoons boiling water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.  
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the walnuts, flour, oatmeal, coconut, maple sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt.  Stir with a fork or whisk until completely mixed.  Add the blueberries and stir to combine.   
  3. Combine the maple syrup, olive oil and butter in a small saucepan.  Place over medium heat and stir until the butter melts.  In a small bowl, add the baking soda to the boiling water and stir to dissolve.  Add to the syrup mixture and stir to blend; it will become very bubbly.  Pour into the dry ingredients and stir vigorously to combine.  
  4. Using a tablespoon and your hands, scoop up pieces of dough and press them into walnut-sized balls.  Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.  With your fingers or the palm of your hand, flatten each ball slightly into a puck shape.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies have spread slightly and are golden brown around the edges.  Cool 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Recipe courtesy of Rebecca Katz for the California Walnut Board.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 120
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 3mg
  • Sodium 79mg
  • Carbohydrate 13g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 2g
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