Cinnamon and Oat Energy Bites

Now this is a tasty combination! Cinnamon is my absolute favourite flavour, to be honest I am surprised I haven’t used it in all of my recipes! Anyway, these little bites are a great energy booster to have with you if you have a busy day ahead. I like to have these with me to snack on at work, and they do not disappoint. The oats are rich in B vitamins which will help tackle tiredness and fatigue. The cinnamon has insulin-boosting properties, and can prevent crashing after a carb-heavy meal because it stabilizes your blood sugar, leaving you with sustained energy. Then we have the amazing flax seeds! Flax seeds are super rich in fibre, which will slow down the absorption of food, leading to a steady release of energy. These really will help tide you over between meals, plus they are really tasty, so it’s a win win!

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Ingredients (Makes roughly 26 bites)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of dates (soaked) or medjool dates
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of oats (gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons of milled/ground flax seed
  • 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

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First you will leave your dates to soak for at least 6 hours. If you are using medjool dates, you will not need to soak them, they will be ready to use once you have pitted them. When your dates are ready, put everything into your food processor apart from the chia seeds, these will be use at the end. Blend everything together until you get a nice sticky mix. On a plate, sprinkle the chia seeds ready for when you start to roll the bites. Take just under a tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball using the palm of your hands, then roll each bite over the chia seeds until fully covered. This will give the bites a firm and slightly crunchy outer surface. Place all of your energy bites into a bowl and leave to set in the freezer for 1 hour. Store in the fridge and keep for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!

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