Matcha coconut energy bites. These easy energy bites are made vegan and gluten-free with just a few pantry ingredients. Plus, there’s no food processor needed!
If you’re looking for a sweet snack to give you energy, look no further. These little bites contain a good balance of carbs and protein to keep your energy levels steady, plus a little caffeine boost from the matcha. Oats and maple syrup offer some carbs, while the almond flour and cashew butter give these bites plant-based protein and healthy fats.
The best part? These little bites have a flavor similar to matcha cookies.
What you need: Cashew butter, maple syrup, almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, shredded coconut, matcha, vanilla extract and salt.
How to Make Matcha Coconut Energy Bites
Start by combining the cashew butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Stir until you get a creamy and smooth mixture.
Next, add the almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, matcha and salt. Stir everything together until combined. The mixture should stick together and should be easy to form into little balls. Roll each ball in shredded coconut to coat.
How to Store Matcha Coconut Energy Bites
This recipe is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can also be stored in the freezer for longer. They can be eaten straight from the freezer like most energy bites, but will be harder.
Tips to Help you Make the Best Energy Bites
- Don’t change the flours in this recipe. They each serve a specific purpose and using different flours will affect the texture. For example, coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid and using more will make the energy bites dry.
- If the bites are too sticky, add more coconut flour, no more than 1 tablespoon at a time. If they’re too dry, add more cashew butter or maple syrup (avoid adding too much) as needed.
- Use ceremonial matcha for the best flavor and color. You can use other matcha powders, but the bites will be a light brown and might have a stronger flavor that’s not for everyone.
- I highly recommend using cashew butter in this recipe. Cashew butter gives these bites a subtle cookie-like flavor. Other nut or seed butters might add an overpowering flavor to this recipe, especially peanut butter, which I strongly discourage using.
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- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- Salted Caramel Energy Bites
- Pecan Pumpkin Spice Date Bites
- Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
Watch How to Make the Recipe:
Matcha Coconut Energy Bites
- 1/4 cup cashew butter, smooth
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 4 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut, or more as needed (optional)
- Add the cashew butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl. Stir until smooth.
- Add the almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, matcha and salt. Stir until combined.
- Form 12 balls with the dough. Roll each ball in shredded coconut. Enjoy!
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