Chocolate Coconut Lentil Bites

  A powerhouse of protein, fibre and micronutrients these energy bites are the perfect kid friendly snack to enjoy throughout the day!

A powerhouse of protein, fibre and micronutrients these energy bites are the perfect kid friendly snack to enjoy throughout the day!

Recipe makes about 30 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, unroasted, unsalted (grinded)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, unroasted, unsalted (grinded)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana, approx. 1 whole
  • 1 can green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple butter
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (not hot)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour 

Instructions

1. Place lentil and banana in a large bowl and mash together. Add grinded seeds (use coffee grinder), honey, coconut flakes, cinnamon, and apple butter.

*Alternatively, you may place all ingredients (included whole seeds) into a food processor and pulse until smooth.

2. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut flour until well combined.

3. Refrigerate batter for 15-20 minutes to make it more solid and easy to roll.

4. Once adequately chilled, roll into bite-size balls (about 1 tbsp each of batter). Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for quick and easy snacks through the week. You can also freeze them.

 Recipe Inspired by www.cookspiration.com

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