Power Cookie Bites

The fourth of July is great for a lot of things. Eating awesome foods is probably my favorite.  While relaxing with some of my best running buds they introduced me to one of their secret weapons to satisfying their sweet tooth.  Their food of choice?  Oatmeal based cookie dough bites.  Because their base is oats, walnuts, almonds, and agave nectar, you get plenty of protein and healthy fats.  It’s a great mid day snack or something to grab after a workout!

Here’s the recipe!  For additional nutrient value add Flax.  That’s an addition my runner friends made and they were just as delicious! I will credit their find to Pinterest and ultimately to adashofcompassion.com.  Original article link below.

Raw cookie dough bites

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 2/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 2/3 cup raw oat flakes (see note below)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, process the almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon and salt to a fine meal.
  2. Add the agave nectar and vanilla and process to combine.
  3. Next, add the cocoa nibs (or chocolate chips) and pulse just to combine.
  4. Roll the cookie dough into balls (about 1 tbsp each) and place them on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the freezer for about an hour to firm up. Store balls in a tightly covered container in the freezer.

Notes

Raw oat flakes can be substituted for regular rolled oats (or certified gluten-free oats, if necessary), but if you want this treat to be truly raw, look for raw oat flakes, which haven’t been steamed or toasted during processing.

Credit recipe and photos to adashofcompassion.com (Original article here)