Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe

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Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites
How to make Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites
  • Recipe By: Rebecca Katz, California Walnut Board
  • Recipe Servings: 20
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

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

Ingredients of Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

  • 1 Cup walnuts (lightly toasted), chopped
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal (uncooked, regular or quick-cooking (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (unsweetened), shredded
  • 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 water, boiled

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 for 10 - 12 minutes, until the cookies have spread slightly and are golden brown around the edges.
  • 10.Cool for 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

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!

Key Ingredients: walnuts (lightly toasted), whole-wheat flour, oatmeal (uncooked, regular or quick-cooking (not instant), coconut (unsweetened), maple sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, salt, dried blueberries, olive oil, butter, baking soda, water