If you are looking for a not-too-sweet fig cookie recipe, check out these no-bake walnut fig energy bites! They are quick and easy to prepare and loaded with healthy ingredients.
Dessert has always been my favorite meal of the day. But I strive for healthier options since I adopted a plant-based lifestyle. Fresh or dried fruit tend to be my first choice. However, sometimes you want a little something more.
Rich in Omega-3s
These no-bake walnut fig energy bites are a nice balance between a treat and a healthy snack. My daughter likes to grab a few for an on-the-go breakfast. I’m okay with this because their main ingredients - walnuts and flax seeds - are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s play an important role in the healthy function of our immune, inflammatory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.
A Quick Snack
You’ll also appreciate how quickly you can prepare these no-bake walnut fig energy bites. You just add eight simple ingredients to a food process. Blend. Roll. And you are good to go! It’s nice when you can avoid turning your oven on during a hot summer day.
No-Bake Walnut Fig Energy Bites
- 1 cup figs about 12 golden or mission figs
- 2 Medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup dry old-fashioned oats
- 2 Tbs. flax seed ground
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
- Soak figs and dates in hot water for about 30 minutes, then drain.
- Trim stems off dates.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor fitted with the S blade and pulse until ingredients are well mixed and begin to clump.
- Scrape ingredients into a mixing bowl and then form into walnut sized balls by scooping dough with a spoon and rolling it between your hands. (I find it helpful to squeeze the dough first to make it clump together then roll it into a ball.) You may need to wash your hands every so often for easier rolling - your hands tend to get sticky after rolling 4-6 balls.
- Enjoy immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. (I store them in zip-lock baggies.)
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