No-Bake SunButter Power Bites (Free of All Common Allergens)

 

Healthy, allergen friendly, No-Bake SunButter Power Bites, made with SunButter, old fashioned oats, unsweetened coconut, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, dark chocolate chips, honey and dates. These bites are free from all the common allergens including dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, tree nuts, peanuts and soy, making them a great snack for the entire family.

 
 
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Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of many vital nutrients including Vitamin E, also known as gamma-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is found in many nuts and seeds, but sunflower seeds are one of the best natural sources of this antioxidant, which works hard to fight free radical damage within the body.

Sunflower seeds are most highly correlated with boosting cardiovascular health thanks to their ability to reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and to prevent hypertension, in addition to many other positive effects like cancer prevention, less headaches and muscle cramps, improved detoxification, healthy skin, and more. -Dr. Axe

SunButter

If you have not heard of SunButter, it is a spread made from sunflower seeds and resembles the taste of peanut butter. Therefore, it is a great alternative for people with peanut or nut allergies.

I love the SunButter Organic because it contains no hydrogenated oil or added sugars and salts. It is natural, simple and delicious with 7 grams of protein per serving and more vitamins and minerals than nut butter.

Ingredient Spotlight

In addition to SunButter, the bites also contain other nutritional ingredients including:

  • Oats

  • Coconut

  • Flaxseed

  • Chia Seeds

  • Medjool Dates

  • Raw Honey

  • Dark Chocolate Chips

I prefer to get most of these ingredients from Thrive Market because they are much cheaper and your order ship straight to your door. Plus you can get 25% off your first purchase. I linked which products I used for this recipe under 'Shop This Recipe' at the bottom of the post. 

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Customizable

The recipe is fully customizable and tastes similar to cookie dough (well close enough), meaning you can add ingredients like shredded coconut, cacao powder or hemp seeds or make substitutions such as SunButter for peanut butter or almond butter. I also love adding collagen for a protein boost, gut healing and hair, skin and nail support.

Packed with Nutrition

With fiber, healthy omega-3 fats, protein, natural sweetness and low glycemic carbohydrates, these power bites make a nutritious and portable snack or pre/post workout fuel. Now, onto the recipe!

 
 

No-Bake SunButter Power Bites

Healthy, allergen friendly, No-Bake SunButter Power Bites, made with SunButter, old fashioned oats, unsweetened coconut, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, dark chocolate chips, honey and dates. These bites are free from all the common allergens including dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, tree nuts, peanuts and soy, making them a great snack for the entire family.

Makes: ~18 bites
Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup SunButter*

  • 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned oats

  • 1/4 cup organic ground flax seeds (grind whole flax seeds first, then measure)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 4-5 dates)

  • 1/4 cup raw honey, or maple syrup for vegan

  • 1/2 cup lily's dark chocolate chips

  • 1-2 scoops collagen (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) to a food processor and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too wet, add a bit more oats. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more SunButter or honey. If you do not have a food processor, add all ingredients (minus the dates) to a large bowl and stir to combine, and adjust sweetness accordingly.

  2. Transfer dough into a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.

  3. Shape dough into circular balls, about 1 inch in diameter until all the dough is used up.

  4. Roll balls into your favorite toppings, such as shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, oats or cocoa powder.

  5. Store bites in a sealed container in the refrigerator and consume within 1 week. Alternatively, you can freeze bites for 2 months.

Notes: *You may substitute SunButter for any nut-butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter; however, they will no longer be nut-free or peanut free. 

 
 

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