Remember when I told you not to throw away your leftover almond pulp from making homemade almond milk??? Well, my friends, this here is the number one reason why. Oatmeal raisin cookies have always been one of my absolute favorites and I wanted to recreate those same flavors in a healthy energy bite!
These bites are the perfect mid afternoon treat and they’re packed with good nutrition. Healthy fats from the almond pulp and shredded coconut, and whole grains from the oats, along with warm spices and chewy raisins make for the most delectable healthy cookie bite ever….and I mean EVER.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites
makes 15 energy bites
1 cup almond pulp leftover from making almond milk
1 cup gluten free oats
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple almond butter, regular almond butter works too
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1. In a food processor, pulse oats to make oat flour. It’s done when it has the consistency of regular flour (1-2 mins)
2. Add all other ingredients besides the coconut and raisins and pulse until well combined. Stir in coconut and raisins by hand.
3. With damp hands, roll the dough into 15 balls. I like to use a cookie scoop to help with this process. Freeze on a baking sheet for 30 minutes before storing them in an airtight container in the freezer. Defrost 5 minutes before eating.