Gingerbread Energy Bites

These Gingerbread Energy Bites are totally satisfying and super healthy with a kick of protein powder for those who want a higher protein snack that's loaded in fibre!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1 cup large flake oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 scoops vanilla Genuine Health proteins+ powder (optional) (either vegan or Greek yogurt versions)
  • 5 tablespoons molasses (recommend fancy or cooking molasses)
  • 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons plain unsweetened almond milk
  • ground and/or finely chopped almonds for rolling the bites in
  • hemp seeds for rolling the bites in

Instructions

  1. Place the almonds and oats in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles a very fine crumb.  Add the hemp seeds, protein powder, molasses, almond or cashew butter, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and sea salt.  Process until the mixture is well combined, smooth and sticks together, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula half way through.

  2. Add the almond milk one tablespoon at a time until the mixture just sticks together and easily rolls into a ball: you may not need all of the milk.

  3. Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture into a ball using the palms of your hands and roll each ball in either the ground almonds, chopped almonds or the hemp seeds. Set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture.

  4. Store in a covered container the refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for up to 2 months.