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Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites that satisfy hunger. Made with simple ingredients like oats, flax seed, raw honey, cinnamon, cashew butter, dried blueberries and Pichuberry Puree. Serve for breakfast or as a snack!

These easy Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites are perfect for breakfast or as a snack.  It’s a no-bake healthy cookie option and is just what you need to get your day started as it will leave you satisfied for hours!  It’s made with ingredients that provide great nutrition throughout the day!

A few weeks ago I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites and they were a huge hit.  I sent some home to my mom and since then we’ve both been trying our hands at new recipes.  We are both getting ready to head to Mexico in two weeks and so we’ve cleaned out our pantries and have been making homemade health food recipes like these Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites made with Pichuberry Puree.

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites that satisfy hunger. Made with simple ingredients like oats, flax seed, raw honey, cinnamon, cashew butter, dried blueberries and Pichuberry Puree. Serve for breakfast or as a snack!

We are a few weeks into 2018 and I’m constantly thinking of new recipes to introduce to my diet.  If you’re like me, you like to plan ahead.  You like to have an idea of what you’ll be making the family for their meals throughout the week.

I find that if I plan my meals and snacks out for the week it leads to less unhealthy snacking.  If I can make a few large batches of meals and snacks to last the week then I know it’ll lead to less impulse snacking and less wasted groceries which is a huge bonus!

Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites that satisfy hunger. Made with simple ingredients like oats, flax seed, raw honey, cinnamon, cashew butter, dried blueberries and Pichuberry Puree. Serve for breakfast or as a snack!

What I love about this healthy snack is that it’s a no-bake option that is loaded with healthy flax seed, organic dried fruit, oatmeal, dark chocolate, coconut, cashew butter, Pichuberry Puree, cinnamon, and raw honey.  Pichuberry Puree is a fruit that is native to the highlands of Peru.  This superfruit contains B-complex vitamins such as B1, B6, and B12 which is important for the body.  Pichuberry Puree is a good source of vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin P.

Pichuberry Puree is incredibly versatile and it’s a great way to add nutrition to your diet and it even contains a high content of phenolic compounds which means it’s an easy way to get your daily dose of antioxidants. It’s easy to use in recipes, much like any other berry.  I love to use it in smoothies, salad dressings, baked goods so much more.

It’s not always easy transitioning from cookies to health food, but these Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites are a good place to start when starting a healthier New Year.

This recipe doesn’t have any butter, flour, added sugar or egg and truly is just as good as eating a power bar or healthy cookie.

If you’re looking to eat healthier, try your hands at meal planning.  For me, it helps to come up with a grocery list and head to Walmart to buy everything at once!  In fact, I got all my ingredients for this recipe there.  I even found Pichuberry Puree at my local Walmart in the frozen berry section. Check to see if Pichuberry Puree is available at your local Walmart store or at Walmart Grocery!

Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites that satisfy hunger. Made with simple ingredients like oats, flax seed, raw honey, cinnamon, cashew butter, dried blueberries and Pichuberry Puree. Serve for breakfast or as a snack!

After cleaning out the fridge after the holiday season, I’m looking to add healthy snack options to my diet and these energy bites have a permanent place in our house.

If you’re looking for a quick snack that is full of health benefits, try these energy bites!

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites that satisfy hunger.  Made with simple ingredients like oats, flax seed, raw honey, cinnamon, cashew butter, dried blueberries and Pichuberry Puree.  Serve for breakfast or as a snack!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup whole organic flax seed
  • 1 cup dried blueberries or 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 scoop protein powder, totally optional
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons Pichuberry Puree
  • 1 cup cashew or cookie butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. If using fresh blueberries, you'll need to dry them in the oven.  If using already dried blueberries, skip step below.

    Wash blueberries and pat dry with paper towel.   Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper then spread blueberries on baking sheets without the blueberries touching.  Bake in oven for 4 hours.  

    In a large bowl, combine old-fashioned oats, flax seed, dried blueberries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, cinnamon and protein powder if using.  Whisk to combine ingredients. 

    Add in honey, Pichuberry Puree, cashew butter, and vanilla extract.  Mix ingredients well with a spatula or your hands.  

    Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.  

    Use a cookie scoop to scoop mixture. I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop.  Make sure to make a hard scoop, pressing scoop hard against bowl so the oatmeal mixture is packed into scoop. This will make it easier to roll and form.

    Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. You may wash hands and dry after every couple balls are formed. This makes it easier to roll and compact mixture.

    Allow to set on cookie sheet for 1 hour or place in freezer for 30 minutes. Store in air-tight container. Maybe be good for weeks. These can also be frozen.


Recipe Notes

*VEGAN option - replace raw honey with pure maple syrup.

 

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