SunButter No Bake Energy Bites are snackable little balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with healthy ingredients and no refined sugar! Easy to make when you need a pick-me-up or take on the go.
Let me start off by saying I am not affiliated with SunButter. I just love the stuff. Have you ever tried it? It’s a spread made from sunflower seeds and marketed primarily to those with peanut allergies. I have no peanut allergy, I just eat it because I love it!
It has a nutty taste very similar to peanut butter, but different. That’s the only way I can describe it. It’s addicting. In fact, one jar wouldn’t do…so I ended up buying a case on Amazon. Yes, I love it that much! It’s widely available though; most grocery stores carry it including Target.
I thought I would share some recipes showcasing this amazing spread. Peanut butter (or any other nut or seed butter) can be substituted, but you should really try SunButter! For some reason, SunButter inspires me to eat healthier. Cleaner. Less processed. I’m not sure why, but I won’t complain. Not when there is SunButter involved.
Enter: SunButter No Bake Energy Bites. These power balls hit the blogosphere in 2011 via Smashed Peas and Carrots and have spawned a million versions. That’s what makes them so great! They can accommodate a range of diets, tastes and imagination.
For example, most energy bite recipes call for ground flaxseed which upsets my stomach, so I substituted wheat germ. I’m not a fan of shredded coconut, so I used sunflower seeds (plus they highlighted the SunButter theme!). Feel free to play around with the ingredients to suit your taste! Here’s to healthier snacking!
~ SunButter No Bake Energy Bites ~
- 1 1/4 cups oats
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
- Rolls teaspoons of dough into balls about 1 inch in size. If dough is too sticky to handle, chill in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes or add more oats.
- Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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If you love SunButter, try my SunButter Cookies – they’re vegan and contain no refined sugar!