Here I am, yet posting another matcha recipe because matcha is a gorgeous, dainty ingredient that provides antioxidants for the body. Today’s recipe is matcha energy bites, which I played around with by gradually adding ingredients I believed would accompany each other well. On first attempt, the result was divine: perfect consistency, not too sweet, and packed with flavor! Pleased and legitimately overjoyed, I devoured four energy bites in one sitting and uncontrollably reached for more. I really do hope you try this recipe out because these bites are delectable!
Matcha Energy Bites
yield: 16 balls (1 in. diameter)
- 1 1/2. tsp matcha powder
- 3/4 c. rolled oats
- 7 medjool dates soaked in hot water
- 1/2 c. almond flour
- 20 almonds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds.
- t tbsp. flax seeds
- Remove the pits from the dates and soak in hot water for at least 10 minutes. This helps soften the dates, adding moisture, and making them easier to blend.
- Place rolled oats in a food processor and process until a fine oat flour is formed. Add in the matcha powder, almond flour, chia and flax seeds, and pulse until the flour is well incorporated.
- Add the soaked dates and pulse until a smooth, dough-consistency mixture forms.
- Place the mixture into a medium-sized bowl.
- Place the 20 almonds into the empty food processor and pulse until the almonds become “roughly chopped”. This will add crunchy texture to the energy bites and also cleans any leftover sticky mixture left in the food processor. Add the chopped almonds into the mixture in the bowl and thoroughly incorporate with a fork or spatula.
- Using clean hands, damp with a little bit of water, and roll the mixture into balls. You can also dust with a little bit of cocoa or matcha powder if you’d like!
These energy bites are great for a snack and can last in the fridge for up to two weeks!