Energy Bites

This is a fun recipe to try with your kids. We make them every weekend, because they serve as a great snack or even a quick breakfast (we usually eat 3 at a time). Plus, if you make them with sunflower seed butter, they’re school-friendly as they contain no nuts. In fact they check a lot of boxes…

  • kid-friendly
  • decent protein
  • nutrient-packed
  • gluten free
  • dairy free
  • nut free (if using sunflower seed butter)
  • sugars only from honey
  • real food ingredients

There’s no baking required. You just mix all ingredients, roll into balls (this job is great for pudgy hands) and pop into the freezer for about 20 minutes. I actually like to eat them frozen. It’s *kinda* like cookie dough.


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter (it also works with peanut or almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Mix all ingredients. Roll into 1/2 inch balls. Freeze for 20 minutes and enjoy. (Note: If balls are too crumbly, try adding another spoonful of honey or nut butter to lend more stickiness.)