Blueberry Energy Bites

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Blueberry Energy Bites are loaded with all the good stuff! These morsels have coconut flakes, oats, roasted almond butter, chunks of chocolate, and bursts of sweet dried blueberries. They’re naturally sweetened with honey and enhanced with vanilla extract and cinnamon — yum!

Blueberry Energy Bites are quick and easy to make and store really nicely (freezer friendly, even!). They make a great on-the-go snack or afternoon pick-me-up treat. Try one of our variations on this recipe next — these S’mores Energy Bites or No-Bake Energy Bites are delicious!

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Blueberry Energy Bites

Healthy Blueberry Muffins are a go-to breakfast at my home and especially when it’s back to school time since muffins can be made the night before. And this year we’re adding another go-to snack or on-the-go breakfast to the rotation — Blueberry Energy Bites! These energy bites channel all those flavors you know and love in a good blueberry muffin into a poppable energy bite that’s nothing short of addicting!

These energy bites are naturally sweetened, loaded with good-for-you ingredients, packed with fiber, and very satiating all while being ridiculously tasty! What’s not to love?!

Process shots-- images of the Blueberry Energy Bites being made in the food processor

Blueberry Energy Bites Ingredients

  • Old-fashioned oats. Be sure to get old-fashioned, not quick or steel-cut oats; not all oats are the same and won’t work out consistently (as far as absorbing liquid goes) in these bites.
  • Coconut. We like to use unsweetened shredded coconut so these bites aren’t too sweet. If you’d like to make them more of a treat (less of a nutritious snack), you can use sweetened coconut instead. (See “quick tip” box below).
  • Almond butter: Almond butter adds lots of flavor, protein, and good-for-you fats, which contribute to the satiety of these bites. As far as almond butter goes, I recommend a slow-roasted and lightly salted almond butter you enjoy eating straight from the jar. If it’s not a tasty almond butter on its own, these Blueberry Energy Bites will lack in flavor!
  • Honey. This ingredient adds structure and sweetens the bites. It provides a nice complementary flavor to the dried blueberries and almond butter.
  • Salt. Depending on the almond butter used, you may want to adjust how much salt you add. If you’re using almond butter with no salt added, you may want to add a touch more salt to the mixture. On the flip side, if you’re using salty almond butter or are sensitive to salt, cut back on the salt.
  • Vanilla and cinnamon. These two ingredients are the flavor enhancers for these energy bites — neither are necessary for the actual integrity of these energy bites, but they do add a nice dimension of flavor.
  • Sweetened dried blueberries: These dried berries have an intense sweetness and are such a fun addition to these energy bites. Dried blueberries can typically be found by other dried fruits or nuts in the grocery store.
  • Chocolate chips. We prefer dark chocolate to keep these energy bites more nutritious (dark chocolate has antioxidants and other healthful properties), but any type of chocolate works. For a sweeter treat, use milk chocolate!

QUICK TIP

We wanted these Blueberry Energy Bites to be simple, so you don’t need to toast the coconut for these energy bites. That said, if you’re feeling a little extra, or have some toasted coconut leftover after making this divine Coconut Cream pie, throw that in the mix. By the way, here’s how to toast coconut.

Process shots: Add dried blueberries to the other ingredients in the food processor; process briefly; roll into balls.

Blueberry Energy Bites Tips

  • Allow time for the oats to absorb the liquid. At first, these energy bites may seem overly moist. After they sit for a bit, though, they firm up as the oats absorb the honey and almond butter.
  • Since individual ingredients can vary quite a bit (especially almond butter), you may need to add a bit more oats or a bit more honey or almond butter to the mixture. If the mixture is too wet and sticky (and not rolling nicely into a ball), add a touch more oats and re-pulse everything. If the mixture is too dry (and crumbling), add a bit more almond butter and/or honey and pulse the mixture again.
  • Honey measuring hack! Who else hates how difficult it is to get honey from measuring cup to bowl?! Try this: lightly spritz the measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray and then add the honey. Watch as it glides nicely (and cleanly) out!

Tools

These Blueberry Energy Bites are so simple to make, especially with the right tools! Here’s what I use to make these:

  • Large food processor: I use a 12-cup food processor. It breaks the ingredients down in seconds! Here’s the exact food processor I use.
  • A cookie scoop: With a good cookie scoop, the dough can just be scooped and placed on a plate instead of requiring the effort of rolling individual bites. Alternatively, a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon works nicely here! (The above links are affiliate links)

Blueberry Energy Bites in a bowl

STORAGE

Storage

We usually enjoy a few of these Blueberry Energy Bites right as we make them. Then we’ll store some in the fridge to eat throughout the week and typically freeze the rest (if there are leftovers, that is!). These do hold up best being refrigerated (they’ll sag a bit and become a little oily at a warm room temperature)

To freeze: Space the energy bites on a lined plate or tray in the freezer. Once firm (about 1-2 hours), transfer to an airtight bag or freezer container. They’ll last up to 6 months in the freezer.

To thaw: Simply pull one out and let it stand for about 15-30 minutes. You could also pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. (When Blueberry Energy Bites are completely frozen they are very hard to chew, but don’t feel like you need to completely thaw them before eating — we enjoy them still a bit frozen– they’re delicious that way!)

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Blueberry Energy Bites

5 from 1 vote
Blueberry Energy Bites are loaded with all the good stuff! These bites have coconut flakes, oats, roasted almond butter, chunks of chocolate, and bursts of sweet dried blueberries. They're naturally sweetened with honey and enhanced with vanilla extract and cinnamon -- yum!
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Blueberry Energy Bites

5 from 1 vote
Blueberry Energy Bites are loaded with all the good stuff! These bites have coconut flakes, oats, roasted almond butter, chunks of chocolate, and bursts of sweet dried blueberries. They're naturally sweetened with honey and enhanced with vanilla extract and cinnamon -- yum!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Blueberry Energy Bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 -25 bites (1-1/2 tablespoon sized)
Calories 287kcal
Cost $6.73

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (200g) old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups (115g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup (180g) dry-roasted & salted almond butter Note 1
  • 1/2 cup (155g) honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Note 2
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dried sweetened blueberries

Instructions

  • OATS AND COCONUT: Add the oats and coconut to a large (12-cup) food processor fitted with the blade. Pulse for 30 seconds to a minute or until fairly ground up.
  • ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Add in the almond butter, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon, and dark chocolate chips. Pulse mixture again until ingredients are finely chopped and well incorporated. Finally, add in the blueberries and pulse until blueberries are incorporated in the mixture. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add a touch more almond butter and/or honey. If it is too wet, add a bit more oats and re-pulse.
  • ROLL: Use a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon or 1-1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the balls and then tightly roll into balls. Once rolled, place in the fridge to firm up and then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or freeze (Note 3)

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Almond butter: I recommend a slow-roasted and lightly salted almond butter you enjoy eating straight from the jar. If it’s not a tasty almond butter on its own, these blueberry energy bites will lack in flavor!
Note 2: Salt: Depending on the almond butter used, you may want to adjust how much salt you add. If you're using almond butter with no salt added, you may want to add a touch more salt to the mixture. On the flip side, if you're using salty almond butter or are sensitive to salt, cut back on the salt. I use fine sea salt, if using table salt, you'll want to use 1/4 teaspoon or less.
Note 3: Freezing Directions: To freeze, space the energy bites on a lined plate or tray in the freezer. Once firm (about 1-2 hours), transfer to an airtight bag or freezer container. They'll last up to 6 months in the freezer. To thaw: Simply pull one out and let it stand for about 15-30 minutes. You could also pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. When these bites are completely frozen, they are very hard to chew, but don't feel like you need to completely thaw them before eating -- we enjoy them still a bit frozen. They're delicious that way!

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Will be making this soon i never had blueberry energy bites before perfect for my office and home snacks to keep me energy at work and home will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

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