No-Bake Nut & Seed Bites
These high-fat, low carb nut & seed bites require no baking time and are super easy to make! With a combination of your favorite nut butter, nuts, seeds and sweetener, these protein-packed energy balls are the perfect start to your day!
New Day, New Year, New You…
It’s the 1st of January today, which means that last night was New Year’s Eve! For all my fellow keto party-ers out there, this recipe is especially for you. It is full protein, healthy fats and antioxidants which will help you reboot, re-energize and help get you through the day! Each bite is like a little, tiny powerhouse of nutrients!
My New Year’s Eve was quiet and my little family all went to bed early! I woke up at 5am (very normal for me) and knew I needed to start my year off the right way…two of these Nut & Seed Bites with a strong cup of tea! I am now 100% ready to take on 2020, and am super-duper excited to share a ridiculous amount of yummy recipes with you all!
Nutritious, Delicious and So Very Very Good For You…
I have wanted to make more no-bake recipes for you all! I mean, who doesn’t like making EASY and DELICIOUS treats which require no time in the oven? They are perfect for everyone…especially those of you who don’t like baking!
These nutritious ingredients are all you need:
Nut Butter – I tend to opt for my creamy homemade almond butter in most of my nutty recipes, simply because I always seem to have some in my fridge. However, this recipe works with any of your favorite nut and seed butters, like peanut butter, sunflower seed butter or even cashew butter (if you haven’t tried this yet, it’s good!)
Nuts & Seeds – Again, I just use a combination of whatever nuts and seeds I have in my house. This time round, I used chopped cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Other nut and seed options that you might prefer are chopped almonds, walnuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts and sesame seeds.
Hemp Seeds – These little seeds are full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Chia Seeds – These rich little seeds are a great sources of essential fats. They are high in protein and loaded with antioxidants.
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – Every 2 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut has 90 calories, 8g fat, 3g of carbohydrates and 2g fiber. This means that each 2 tbsp serving only has 1g net carbs!
Granulated Sweetener – Ok, when it came to this recipe, I decided to opt for a plain ol’ granulated white Monkfruit sweet. I chose this route because I assumed that most of you keto-goers will have some kind of granular sweetener on hand, whether it’s Monkfruit, xylitol or erythritol. However, you can opt for you’re favorite sweetener including stevia-sweetened maple syrup instead.
Bottom Of The Jar…
I don’t always make my own homemade almond butter. More often than not, I actually use the store bought kind (with almonds being the only ingredient!) But, I hate getting to the bottom of the jar of almond butter, after spending ages scraping down the sides to get every last bit out of it, to ultimately be disappointed with it’s dryness! So, if you have some dry nut butter that you want to use up, add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the nut/seed butter and microwave for 30 seconds, to give it more moistness and a creamier taste!
Making These Bite-Sized balls of Deliciousness….
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, until very well combined. Then either use a small cookie scoop (or two spoons), make 10-12 energy bites and place them on a plate. Freeze them for 2-3 hours. At this point, you can either transfer them straight into an air-tight or coat them in the melted white chocolate.
After I took these bite-sized snacks out of the freezer and tried one, I knew they would be better with a thin layer of white chocolate surrounding them. So I melted some stevia-sweetened white chocolate chips with some heavy cream and coated each one of these nut & seed bites in it…and WOW! Perfection! So, if you coat them in the melted white chocolate mixture (which I strongly recommend doing), then just place them back on the plate and re-freeze for one more hour before transferring them to an air tight-container to refrigerate or freeze, until ready to eat!
If you want to keep them frozen (I tend to do this since I bake too many treats every week)…just take them out the freezer 5-10 minutes before you want to eat one, to allow them to soften slightly. ENJOY!
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No-Bake Nut & Seed Bites
Nut & Seed Bites:
- 1/2 cup creamy nut butter (I used almond butter)
- 1 cup nuts & seeds (I used a combination of cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup granulated Monkfruit Sweetener or your preferred sweetener – see above for options
White Chocolate Coating (optional):
- 1/3 cup stevia-sweetened white chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- Mix the nut butter together in a mixing bowl, until very well combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop (or two spoons), make 10-12 balls and place them on a plate. Freeze for 3-4 hours, until very firm.
- For The Coating – Microwave the white chocolate chips and heavy cream for 30 seconds. Whisk together, until all chocolate chips have melted, and it’s smooth and creamy. Place them back in the freezer for 1 hour.
- Transfer these bites into an air-tight container and place in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to eat them.
Net Carbs: 0.6g
With The Chocolate Coating:
Net Carbs: 1.1g
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, please note I remove the granulated Monkfruit sweetener from the carb count and net carb count, as it has shown that it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.