Golden Ginger Energy Bites

Servings: 10 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

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Golden Ginger Energy Bites are a nutritious snack filled with turmeric and ginger. (Gluten-free and vegan too.)

Golden Ginger Energy Bites are a nutritious snack filled with turmeric and ginger. Gluten-free and vegan

This recipe for golden ginger energy bites is a decidedly grown up version of an energy ball. There are no chocolate chips or nut butter and no rolled oats. The substance in these energy bites is unsweetened coconut, raw cashews and hemp seeds. Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and molasses add flavour and a little sweet.

Filling and wholesome

These little bites make a filling snack. I list the serving size as two because that’s what quells my hunger pangs late afternoon but everyone is different.

(Once, when I was about 14, I was tasked with packing the family lunch for the ski hill while my brothers loaded the car. I packed four “Bridget lunches” and off we went for the day. The problem was that  my brothers could eat a weekend worth of food in one sitting after a morning on the hill and my picnic lunch –  a bit of cheese, raw vegetables, hard boiled eggs and a few crackers – wasn’t much appreciated.)

Refined sugar free

Golden ginger energy bites are refined sugar free, gluten-free and vegan. If you’re in search of more refined sugar free snacks and treats we have a whole section of this website devoted to wholesome and delicious recipes made without refined sugar. FIND IT HERE! 

This recipe makes about 20 ball. Store them in the fridge for up to two weeks or leave them in the freezer.

The recipe is an adaptation of a recipe in Canadian House & Home

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Golden Ginger Energy Bites

Golden Ginger Energy Bites are a nutritious snack filled with turmeric and ginger. Gluten-free and vegan

Golden Ginger Energy Bites are a nutritious snack filled with turmeric and ginger. The substance in these energy bites is unsweetened coconut, raw cashews and hemp seeds. Gluten-free and vegan. 

  • Author: Bridget Oland
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ½ Tbsp. ginger
  • ½ Tbsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Cocoa powder to coat (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor whirr the coconut until it starts to clump together.
  2. Add the cashews and whirr until finely ground.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture comes together.
  4. Scoop by tablespoonful and form into balls.
  5. Roll in cocoa powder.
  6. Store in the fridge.

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6 thoughts on “Golden Ginger Energy Bites

  1. Paula says:

    Could I substitute pumpkins seeds for the cashews as my family member has a nut allergy?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Paula, Yes, you can substitute pumpkin seeds for the cashews. You might need to add a bit more molasses and/or seed butter if they’re not sticking together well.

  2. judi says:

    did not enjoy at all. texture or flavor.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Judi, We have many more recipes for energy bites on our website so hopefully you’ll find another that you enjoy.

  3. Wayne Lind says:

    I found it a bit bland but I guess it is healthy. I cheated. I added my own homemade candied ginger and pure peanut butter 100% peanuts. And then the bad part. I rolled them in med. sweet chocolate. Thank you, will make again.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Wayne, Such a great suggestion to add candied ginger. A nice extra zing! Glad they work well with peanut butter too.

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