Monday, January 27, 2014

Raw Energy Bites

Here's a recipe for my Raw Energy Dough Bites.  These pack a great punch and are awesome for stashing in your pack for a trail run.  Sweet and healthy!

1 C raw walnuts
1 C of raw cashews, sunflower seeds, pecans - mix it up, just make one cup total so you have 2 cups of nuts

Blend in a food processor until grainy.

Add 2 C of pitted dates (I use medjool)
1/2 cup of raw rolled oats
1 C of organic raisins or dried cranberries - may need more to get the right texture
1-2 tsp of quality vanilla extract (depends how much you like vanilla)
1 tsp good cinnamon (more if you like cinnamon)
pinch of sea salt

Process until the dough comes together and all the fruit is mixed and begins to stick together.  Remove from the food processor and add about a cup of raisins to the dough and mix. 

Dough will be sticky but able to be formed into balls.  I usually eat it with a spoon!

Store any uneaten dough in the refrigerator.  :)