#NationalCakeDay – Birthday Cake Energy Bites!

Healthy Birthday Cake Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup rolled oats*
  • ¼ cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 5 medjool dates (make sure they’re soft!)
  • ½ tablespoon nut/seed butter of choice (I obviously used sunflower seed butter)
  • 1 teaspoon milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: Rainbow sprinkles, white chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse oats and pepitas until flour-like consistency forms. Remove from processor and set aside in a small bowl.
  2. Process dates, nut/seed butter, milk and vanilla extract until a paste-like consistency forms.
  3. Slowly add in the oat/pepita mixture until combined. You may need to continuously scrape down the side of the bowl so all ingredients are well combined. The mixture will be sticky.
  4. Remove from the food processor bowl and add 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles, if desired. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper. Optional: Drizzle melted white chocolate over the top and let harden. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

*Note: If you wanted to add some protein powder that should work, just cut back on the amount of oats by 1 tablespoon. I have not tried it, however!

Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 120 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 3.3

And just like that you have birthday cake in the shape of a ball!

 

Recipe Credit: C it Nutritionally

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