Almonds and oats come together with a decadent drizzle of raw honey and creamy almond butter in these snappy bites! Ideal for an afternoon boost or midnight snack when you just NEED something sweet.
As much as I crave chocolate chip banana bread, lust for loaves and dream about cookies, I’m not much of a baker. Partly cause a long day spent in the kitchen at work leaves me off my feet… but mostly because i’m super impatient and messy.
Baking involves a certain calmness and percision that I don’t naturally possess as a human being. Subbing teff flour for almond and butter for coconut oil only works about 9% of the time, and doubling the baking soda is not something that will go unnoticed in that batch of scones.
Last year I spent a lovely chunk of time working at a vegan bakery where we listened to 90’s pop while stirring buckets of applesauce-laden fudge brownies and frosting cinnamon buns. Thankfully, I have their rock-solid recipes to thank for the minimal amount of disasters that occurred during that stint
(Just don’t ever forget the arrowroot starch in a 90 batch of butter tarts…..)
Messy, quick, and forgiving, these snack bites are the anti-baked good.
Because they are so speedy to make, they are ideal for say…impromptu late night cravings…which i’ve been feeling big time since coming off of Christmas chocolate. But key thing here is they are made with a handful of natural ingredients that won’t disrupt your sleep or give you energy lulls.
- 1 cup raw almonds (unsalted)
- 1 cup large flake oats
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp sesame seeds (optional, you can get creative with your fave topping)
- Melted dark chocolate for drizzling (optional but very recommended 😉 )
- In a food processor, add the almonds and oats. Pulse for 20-30 seconds until it becomes the texture of coarse breadcrumbs.
- Pour into a large bowl and add the honey, almond butter, vanilla extract and sea salt.
- Using a spatula, mix thoroughly to combine until a thick dough forms. If its too wet, add a sprinkle of oats and stir.
- Using damp hands, roll into 8-10 balls and roll into sesame seeds. Move into the fridge or freezer to set for 15 minute.
- Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired!