March 8, 2009

Energy Bite Revamp

A little while ago I posted my Energy Bites recipe. I love them but I will be honest they're too sweet at times. Sometimes they're exactly what I want but for those not so sweet moments I wanted to branch out.

My dear friend Anna, from Homespun Oasis, set the tone with her variation on the recipe:

I used 1 c. honey
1/2 c. Agave Nectar
3/4 c. Almond Butter
1 c. dehydrated cranberries
3/4 cup carob chips
2 c. vanilla-almond granola
1/2 c. sunflower seas
1/2 c. pine nuts

I followed the directions on the original recipe and combined all of my wet ingredients over low heat until they were runny and added the almond butter. After the almond butter was fully integrated, I added all of my dry ingredients, being sure to save the carob chips for last (because they melt, and I like some bites to be very carobby and some to be very almondy.) - anna holler

Then I got back into the kitchen and made two more variations. The base was the same for both batches

1/2 c. agave nectar
3/4 c. Almond Butter
3/4 c Sorghum Flour (gluten free alternative available at Whole Foods or other such shop.

Combine agave nectar and nut butter in sauce pan on medium low heat and then stir in Sorghum Flour.

For the first batch I combined craisins, raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds and rolled oats for a total of 1 1/2 c.

For the second batch I wanted a salty and sweet affect so I used 1 and 1/2 c. of crushed pretzels.

All in all I am really impressed with how this recipe has developed. If you have a chance to make it and make mouth watering changes of your own let me know or share them in the comments section.

1 comment:

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

I considered using pretzels!

I think that I'll do that next time.