In the Davis home, we have a poor kitchen manners. We take swigs from the orange juice container neglecting a glass and you will frequently find us eating out of the fridge... Obviously we always clean up our acts when company is present lol!
This may be why a lot of snacks in our home are made to be bite-sized. I've shared a couple of energy bites recipes on here because they are my go-to pre-workout snack. I also like to call them "cookies" because they trick my mind into thinking I'm indulging, but I'm really not (unless I eat 5 ;)
I found the original recipe from Emily at the The Daily Garnish and added chocolate chips, because who doesn't love to add chocolate whenever they can?! They are full of healthy ingredients; a nice dose of healthy fats, loads of fiber and no added sugar. I named them "yoga cookies" because that is what we have been referring to them as around here. I always seem to grab these before and after I endure hot yoga-and they put me in perfect balance before every exercise.
I also find myself standing front of an open fridge eating these for every other occasion as well ;)
I bet these would be awesome for little ones and anyone who have a nut allergy as they call for sunflower seed butter.
Great things do come in small packages eh? :D
Sunbutter Yoga Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: snack vegan vegetarian
Ingredients (serves 25)
- 2 cup dry old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup light shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
- 6 to 8 pitted Medjool dates
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sunbutter (add more if the mixture is too dry)
- 1/2 cup dark semi sweet chocolate chips
Add all dry ingredients to a food processor and pulse for about 45 seconds or just until the oats and coconut form a flour
Add the dates, water, melted coconut oil and sunbutter, and pulse for another minute or so. The mixture will still seem pretty dry and crumbly — scrape the sides a couple times. Patience is key ;)
Once it is all mixed together well, transfer mixture into a mixing bowl with the chocolate chips and mix around.
Scoop a little bit of the mixture out at a time and form into round balls. I find that the best method is to wet my hands before I form each ball. This has proved to keep the bites together all week!
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