Homemade energy bites

Homemade energy bites
  • 300g mixed dried fruits
  • 260g (2 cups) of mixed nuts and seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch of ground ginger (optional)
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/3 cup of sesame seeds or desiccated coconut

A lot of us rely on caffeine to get us through busy days, but did you know that there is another way to get a big energy boost?

Our homemade energy balls are ideal for when you’re on the go and need a quick pick-me-up. They’re quick to make, small enough to take with you and are virtually mess free!

Plus, if you swap out a few cups of coffee each week, you’ll use less energy, save money and avoid using disposable coffee cups.

  1. Pulse the dried fruit in a food processor and transfer into a bowl.
  2. Pulse the nuts and seeds until finely chopped and add to the dried fruit.
  3. Add in the dash of cinnamon, ginger, orange zest and a pinch of salt.
  4. Knead everything together and form small balls about an inch wide. Roll each ball in sesame seeds or desiccated coconut.
  5. Alternatively, spread the mixture onto a lined baking tray, leave to chill and cut into small pieces.
  6. They’ll last for several days and can be frozen too.
Cornwall Food Foundation
Publication date:  18 April 2019
This recipe is proposed for the commitment(s):
  • Have coffee-free days
COOL FOOD is a Franco-British project created under the INTERREG FRANCE (CHANNEL) ENGLAND Programme.
It supports the transition to a low-carbon economy in the food sector.