Another deliciously healthy recipe from our newly published book ‘Energy Bites’. We absolutely love these granola balls. The children take them to school, Will takes them to work, they even make a gorgeous gift in a ribbon-tied bag!
You can experiment with different nuts and dried fruit, they’re dairy-free, gluten-free, free of refined sugars and can be baked or eaten raw. Brilliantly versatile and seriously yum…
'Energy Bites' - Superfood Granola Balls
- 100g (3½oz) blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 50g (1¾oz) maple syrup, rice syrup, or raw honey
- 50g (1¾oz) coconut oil
- 100g (3½oz) rolled oats
- 25g (1oz) pumpkin seeds
- 25g (1oz) sunflower seeds
- 25g (1oz) chia seeds
- 50g (1¾oz) flaked almonds
- 25g (1oz) ground almonds
- 25g (1oz) raisins
- 25g (1oz) goji berries
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1–2 tsp acai powder or baobab powder (optional)
- Put the blueberries in a pan with 1 tablespoon of water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the blueberries are really soft and squishy. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil and heat through until combined.
- Combine all the other ingredients in a big bowl. Add the blueberry mixture to the dry mixture and stir until well combined. The mixture will be sticky. Divide into 16 evenly sized portions and roll into balls.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before eating raw.
Alternative: You can also bake these bites. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan/350°F/Gas 4). Place on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool and serve.
Recipe by Homegrown Kate www.homegrownkate.com
You can buy ‘Energy Bites’ in bookshops, on Amazon or on the DK website. Published by DK on 15 January 2016, £6.99. DK.com. A fabulous collaboration with established cookery writer Annie Nichols and gorgeous photographs by Will Heap.
7 thoughts on “‘Energy Bites’ – Superfood Granola Balls”
Hi, made these last night as I have the DK energy balls book. They have turned out lovely. One question I have is is they need to be stored in the fridge? If they do how long they can stay outside the fridge before they need to be eaten.
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. I took a bit of a break from social media whilst the kids were on holiday, but am now back and ready to answer your question! I love these energy bites and make them regularly, both raw and baked. If you’re eating them raw then they do need to be kept in an airtight container in the fridge and will last around 1 week. If you bake them then they can be stored out of the fridge in an airtight container where they’ll also last for around 1 week.
Hope that helps.
I sent a message last week saying how good the granola balls are. I now need to make a second batch!
Any more reviews of the book yet? We’re still waiting for that nice Mr Amazon to deliver our copies – mind it is a very long way to Australia! SO EXCITING!!
Just looking at the picture makes me feel healthier! Thanks for sharing. I can make a head start on the book which I’ve ordered. Can’t wait to try them. X
How funny – I made these this morning!! They’ve gone down very well with all the girls at work xx Yummy
My Mother made them for me last weekend and it was a lovely change from her Chocolate Cake which is the best in the world but not as healthy but equally as good