No-Bake Coconut & Banana Lentil Energy Bites

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (250mL)            coconut flakes, unsweetened

1/4 cup (60mL)           sunflower seeds, unroasted, unsalted

1/2 tsp (2mL)              ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (125mL)         mashed ripe banana, approx. 1 whole

1/2 cup (125mL)         cooked green lentils

3 Tbsp (45mL)            honey

1/4 cup (60mL)           mini chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate

1 Tbsp (15mL)           coconut oil, melted but not hot

1/2 cup (125mL)        coconut flour

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, banana, lentils, and honey into a food processor. Pulse until smooth, scrape down the sides and pulse again. Transfer to a bowl using a spatula.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and oil until fully incorporated. Stir in the coconut flour until fully combined.
  3. Roll into bite-size balls, about 1 Tbsp (15 mL) in size. Cover and refrigerate or freeze for 5-10 minutes. The bites will become more solid and ready to eat. Store in an air tight container in the fridge to snack on during the week, or freeze until you are ready to nibble.

 

Nutrition Information:    1 bite or 1 Tbsp

Calorie: 60g       Fat: 4g        Sodium: 5g     Carbohydrates: 6g    Fiber: 2g     Sugar: 3g      Protein: 1g

 

Adapted from http://www.cookspiration.com/recipe.aspx?perma=XfMT6ib87tc&g=30