After Country to Capital and eating cake for 7 hours solid, food wasn’t really on my mind, but a few little foil wrapped bundles of joy arrived in the pub. Well obviously I am talking about the bundles of joy that were Cheer Dem Crew, but the lovely Cynthia, knitter extraordinaire bought these easy energy bites too. I suffix that by saying the energy bites were foil wrapped not the lovely runners from Run Dem Crew.
The hungry runners and supporters in the pub after the race demolished the lot. David my other half and health food sceptic really liked them and didn’t turn his nose up at the chia seeds. High praise indeed I assure you 🙂
The beautiful Cynthia kindly allowed me to share these gooey, chocolatey treats with you lot! So here for your delectation and my reference so I can make them again are Cynthia’s Easy Energy Bites.
The ingredients are to quote ‘feed everyone’ but if you make the balls about a pound coin in diameter you will get at least 60.
I made half a batch of these easy energy bites myself a few weeks later, but due to a lack of chia seeds and a glutinous spirit I substituted the chia seeds for chocolate chips and they still came out fantastic. I have one thing to warn you about though. It’s gonna get messy. If you don’t like getting messy hands I suggest you don’t add all the coconut oil and use the rest to rub your hands with before you start rolling, this will stop quite so much getting stuck. I on the other hand used it as a tasting opportunity and licked my fingers with delight when I’d finished.
- 2 cups of Rolled oats
- 1 cup of Nutella
- 1 cup of Desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup and a tbsp of Peanut butter (crunchy is better, to add more texture)
- 1/2 cup of Honey (this holds everything together)
- 1 cup of Milled flaxseed
- 1 cup of Chia seeds (or chocolate chips)
- 2 tbsp Melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp Vanilla bean paste
- Use a shallow dish of hot water to warm your jars of nutella, peanut butter, coconut oil and honey for easy spooning.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together with a spoon (or two) until the consistency is quite solid, and nothing is left on the side of the bowl.
- Roll it all into balls.
- Refrigerate the balls and eat them all!
They travel really well individually wrapped in small squares of tin foil or like mine in mini cupcake cases.
The last word from Cynthia “Enjoy! x”
Do you have any recipes for home made run fuel?
Let me know if you make Cynthia’s Easy Energy Bites.