Banana Lentil Oat Energy Bites

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Recipe makes: 18 to 20 servings (1 energy bite per serving)

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Equipment: one set of measuring cups, one set of measuring spoons, one large mixing bowl, one medium mixing bowl, one metal spoon, one metal fork, one plate or airtight container

What you need to make this recipe: 

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or ground chia seed
  • ¼ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ small bananas or 1 large banana, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup canned lentils, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 How to make Banana Lentil Oat Energy Bites: 

Step 1: Put the oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and ground flaxseed or ground chia seed in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together until combined.

Step 2: Put the banana and red lentils in a large mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the banana and lentils together until smooth.

Step 3: Add the maple syrup and vanilla to the banana mixture. Using a spoon, stir until combined.

Step 4: Add the oat mixture to the banana mixture. Using a spoon, stir until combined.

Step 5: Let the energy bite mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes. This will help the energy bites stick together.

Step 6: Roll 1 tablespoon of the energy bite mixture into a ball using the palms of your hands. If serving now, put the energy bite on a plate. If serving later, put the energy bite in an air-tight container.

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 until all the energy bite mixture has been used.

Allergy information:

Contains banana.

May contain wheat, gluten, and milk.

About this recipe:

Lentils contain fibre. Getting enough fibre in your diet can help keep your digestive system healthy.

Substitutions:

To make this recipe wheat- and gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats, ground flaxseed or chia seeds, chocolate chips, and lentils.

To make this recipe milk-free, use milk-free chocolate chips.

Storage information:

Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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