Who doesn’t love little bites of food that are also frozen? I love freezing baked cookies and eating them just a little defrosted. Little energy or protein bites are awesome frozen too! Especially on the way to the gym because they don’t stuff you up or give you any nasty ingredients. The only common ingredient that I use in any of my little bites are oats. And this time I went really different with the spices. I hope you enjoy these vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free Frozen Sweet Energy Bites – Elimination Diet Recipe.
These little bites were inspired by me just wanting to use up a bunch of leftover ingredients. I love the bulk bins here in my cheaper grocery stores but tend to overdo it and buy too much. I never think I can have too many dates or oats, but I rarely use walnuts and I always have a ton of raisins so I figured I’d put them all together and make room for the next grocery trip. I also decided to use a different type of spice in these and give them a little bit of a bite. Ginger! Adding the ginger to the cinnamon adds a nice warmth to these little bites, kind of like how nutmeg does. But ginger is supposed to be calming for you stomach – which has nothing to do with anything but it just meant I could eat a lot of these without getting a bellyache … right?
So to get these things going, start by dumping your dates into a small cup and adding hot water and letting them sit about 10 minutes. Even if your dates aren’t dried out, the hot water makes them more blendable. Then just dump everything into a food processor and let whirl until combined. Add the water through the top-spout to get things moving. Once done line a baking sheet with parchment paper then wet your hands and roll everything into little balls. Put tray in the freezer until frozen through then dump them all into a large ziplock bag. Enjoy!
15 Dates, soaked
1/2 C Walnuts
1/2 C Oats
3/4 C Raisins
1/2 Tsp Ginger
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Date Water
1. Soak dates in hot water about 15 minutes.
2. Drain dates but save the water.
3. Dump all ingredients except water into the food processor and turn on.
4. Grind until combined, drizzling in the date water through the top spout. Stop and scrape sides if necessary.
5. Once combined, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, wet hands then start rolling the mix into tablespoon-size balls.
6. Freeze until firm. Move to a resealable bag or container so they don’t get freezer burn.