Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe

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Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites
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Walnuts and blueberries take center stage in this nutrient-dense mini energy bite.

Ingredients of Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal, regular or quick-cooking (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water

How to Make Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and cover cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the walnuts, flour, oatmeal, coconut, maple sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt.
  3. Stir with a fork or whisk until completely mixed.  Add the blueberries and stir to combine.  
  4. Combine the maple syrup, olive oil and butter in a small saucepan.
  5. Place over medium heat and stir until the butter melts.  In a small bowl, add the baking soda to the boiling water and stir to dissolve.
  6. Add to the syrup mixture and stir to blend; it will become very bubbly.  Pour into the dry ingredients and stir vigorously to combine. 
  7. Using a tablespoon and your hands, scoop up pieces of dough and press them into walnut-sized balls.
  8. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. With your fingers or the palm of your hand, flatten each ball slightly into a puck shape.
  9. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, until the cookies have spread slightly and are golden brown around the edges.
  10. Cool 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.
  11. Note:
    This recipe comes together very quickly, so you can make a batch for now, or store them the freezer for later. That is if they make it from the oven to the freezer!