Walnut Flax Energy Bites

Quick and easy walnut flax energy bites. These little walnut bites are a good source of plant-based omega-3 and fiber. Keep them in the freezer for a quick nutritious snack!

walnut date energy bites in a bowl

Looking for a delicious way to get your omega-3 on a vegan or plant-based diet? These bites are made with walnuts and flax to help you get what you need. They’re hearty, nutritious and perfectly sweet thanks to dates and a touch of vanilla and cinnamon.

Omega-3 on a Plant-Based Diet

If you’re following a vegan or vegetarian diet, you can get omega-3 from an algae-based supplement or from eating flax seeds, hemp hearts, chia seeds and/or walnuts.

I recommend my plant-based clients to aim for 2-3 tablespoons of flax, hemp hearts or chia seeds every day, or to eat 1/4 cup of walnuts. This is a good way to get the nutrients that you need if you prefer not to take an omega-3 supplement. Plus, these nuts and seeds are very nutritious and offer many benefits, whether you’re on a plant-based diet or not!

I created these bites to have a convenient and delicious way to get these nuts and seeds daily. One serving contains approximately half of my recommended nut and seed amount per day!

How to Make Walnut Flax Energy Bites

What you need: Dates, walnuts, flax seeds, oats, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.

Add the dates, walnuts, flax, oats, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to a food processor and process until the mixture sticks together when pressed. Add a small amount of water if the mixture is dry.

Form 8-10 balls using the palm of your hands. Drizzle with chocolate if desired. Done!

cinnamon, flax, oats, walnuts and dates

How to Store Walnut Flax Energy Bites

These bites can be eaten straight from the freezer and will remain a little soft thanks to the dates. They will stay fresh in the freezer for months if stored in an airtight container. You can also store them in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • You can substitute the walnuts for other nuts, such as cashews, pecans or almonds.
  • Feel free to use either rolled oats or quick oats.
  • This recipe was tested with Medjool dates. If your dates are dry, you might need to add water at the end to help the bites hold together.

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Walnut Flax Energy Bites

Quick and easy walnut flax energy bites. These little walnut bites are a good source of plant-based omega-3 and fiber. Keep them in the freezer for a quick nutritious snack!
Course Snack
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds, ground
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegan dark chocolate, melted (for drizzling)
  • Water, if needed

Instructions

  • Add the dates, oats, walnuts, flax, vanilla cinnamon and salt to a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed. Add water if needed to help the bites hold together, 1 teaspoon at a time. Don't add too much!
  • Form the dough into 8 balls, using the palm of your hands. Drizzle each bite with chocolate if desired.
  • Store the bites in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

You can substitute the walnuts for other nuts, such as cashews, pecans or almonds. It will change the flavor of the bites slightly.
Feel free to use either rolled oats or quick oats.
If your dates are dry, you might need to add water at the end to help the bites hold together. You might not need to add water if your dates are soft.

If you make these walnut flax energy bites, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

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I’m Caroline, a registered dietitian located in Kelowna, British Columbia. I focus on plant-based nutrition and intuitive eating. I believe in living a balanced life, while eating the food you love. Learn more about my practice here or book an appointment today!

 

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