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SunButter No Bake Energy Bites

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.

SunButter No Bake Energy Bites: healthy snack balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with no refined sugar! #cleaneating #realfood | Kitchen Gidget

Sunbutter No Bake Energy Bites

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 of SunButter on Amazon.

Yes, I love it that much! It’s widely available though; most grocery stores carry it including Target.

SunButter No Bake Energy Bites: healthy snack balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with no refined sugar! #cleaneating #realfood | Kitchen Gidget

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. T

hat’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: healthy snack balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with no refined sugar! #cleaneating #realfood | Kitchen Gidget

SunButter No Bake Energy Bites: healthy snack balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with no refined sugar! #cleaneating #realfood | Kitchen Gidget

SunButter No-Bake Energy Bites

Yield: 20-24 balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

SunButter No Bake Energy Bites are snackable little balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with healthy ingredients and no refined sugar!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  2. 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.
  3. Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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Erin

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

I made these and I had the same problem as another reviewer, mine looked nothing like the picture. Yours looked like Sunbutter balls with some oats and seeds mixed in. Mine looked like oat and seed balls, with a little Sunbutter mixed in. I had to double the Sunbutter to get them stick together, and even then they didn't look like the picture. They still looked like oat balls. Tasted fine though. If anyone else makes them I would suggest halving the oats. Mix, then if you want more oats continue to add them.

Rebekah

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Thank you, Erin. I will double check the measurements I wrote down. It might make a difference if they're rolled oats or quick oats too so I will re-test the recipe!

Mia

Sunday 24th of September 2017

I just made this recipe didn't have wheat germ used ground flax seed instead and add dried cranberries let sit in the fridge for more than a half hour before making the balls and still didn't combine well let alone your photo absolutely doesn't look like anything I made. Disappointing.

Rebekah

Saturday 30th of September 2017

Sorry to hear that! If it doesn't stick together you can add a little more sunflower seed butter until you get the consistency you like.

2dsam

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

I am going to try these.. It looks delicious. I am always looking for new ideas, and these caught me big time..

Rebekah

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Thanks! I just had some again for breakfast today as I was driving to a meeting, so they're worth keeping a batch in the fridge!

Evette

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

I just printed out this recipe and hopefully this will help me with energy. But I went to sing up for the ebook of recipies and for some reason it would take. Just needing to know what to do here.

Rebekah

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

Sorry about that, Evette! I can add you manually if I have your permission and send you the ebook!

Claudia | Gourmet Project

Monday 15th of February 2016

love the sunbutter idea, can't wait to make them!