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Beetroot and Dates Energy bites are nutrient rich healthy snack loaded with dates and oats. A perfect snack for your mid evening hunger pangs or post work out.

Beetroot and Dates Energy Bites

Beetroot and Dates Energy Bites are nutrient rich healthy snack loaded with dates and oats. A perfect snack for your mid evening hunger pangs or post work out.
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Course: Snacks, Sweets
Keyword: Beetroot, Cocoa, Dates, Energy Bites, Oats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 energy bites (approximately)
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium approximately 1/2 Cup Beetroot peeled, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Pitted and Roughly Chopped Dates (Original recipe called for 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 Cup almond flakes
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange/lemon zest (Grated orange/lemon rind, only the orange/lemon part.)
  • a pinch of salt

For Coating

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoon chocolate vermicelli Chocolate shavings
  • Other options are seed mix chopped pistachio, desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • Dry roast the oats in a pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously. Be careful else the oats might burn.
  • Once done keep it aside. In the same pan dry roast the almond flakes/Slivers for a minute or so. Be very careful, it gets done quickly.
  • Let them cool a bit.
  • Add the chopped beetroot, Dates and oats in a food processor. Process till roughly chopped.
  • Now add the cocoa powder, almond flakes, vanilla extract, salt, orange zest and Honey.
  • Process till you get a sticky mass.
  • Now take around a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it with your hands to form a ball shape.
  • If it sticks too much you can add oats powder or almond powder, or the best would be to keep in the refrigerator for some time.
  • Make balls of the remaining dough.
  • Roll the balls with the choice of coating as desired. One can enjoy as is without any coating. I used flax seeds, cocoa powder and chocolate vermicelli. The original recipe called for Coconut, cocoa powder and seed mix.
  • Refrigerate and serve. (I enjoyed 1-2 as is as was unable to control :P and it tasted awesome)
  • Keep the remaining balls in fridge.

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Notes

  1. Cup referred is, 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  2. Keep this refrigerated. Stays good for 7-10 days when refrigerated.
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