Coconut Date BitesCourse: In Our Kitchen, Recipes, Snacks, BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
These coconut date bites are a staple in our kitchen and make a great on-the-go breakfast, a healthier dessert option or a protein packed breakfast.
2 cups walnuts
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 cups Medjool pitted dates
2 tablespoons neutral oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process nuts and coconut until a crumbly mixture forms. Add the dates, oil, vanilla and salt and process until a sticky uniform batter forms.
- Using a small scoop or tablespoon, heap mixture into little mounds on a lined cookie sheet lined with parchment. Take each mound and roll between palms until a smooth ball forms. Arrange on cookie sheet and freeze for at least one hour to set bites. After they are set, store in an airtight container in either refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.
- For added flare, you can roll bites after set in desiccated coconut, cocoa powder or chopped nuts or seeds.
- If you prefer to enjoy your oatmeal hot, microwave for 1 minute before topping with diced apples.