Breakfast bites, energy balls, protein bites, bliss balls whatever you call them they are everywhere! I already have a recipe for a super easy no fail chocolate bliss ball. But I have been working really hard at finding and creating recipes for bliss balls with less sugar (even the dried fruit kind) but that are still palatable. I am also attempting to get on the Valentines bandwagon. So naturally I aimed for pink. Which for me meant strawberry breakfast bites were in order.
My strawberry breakfast bites
These strawberry energy balls are not overly sweet, however my kiddos have been happily eating them. If your kiddos need a bit of sweetness to add some yum factor, a little honey or maple syrup should do the trick. Try adding 1 tablespoon as a start, and see what your kids think. I’ve been making them the night before (they are quick) then serving them straight from the fridge for breakfast in the morning, It has been hot here so its been perfect.
I have tested these strawberry breakfast bites them in the lunch box, and they are fine. So they are not solely for breakfast by any means. However my kids lunch boxes do get kept cool in a cooler bag. On a super hot day with out cooling I am not sure how they would survive. But they are nut free so should be ok for school!
Strawberry Breakfast Bites
Yield 30 Balls
- 1 Cup frozen strawberries
- 1 Cup oats
- 1/2 Cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 Cup coconut flour
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- Desiccated coconut
- Place first 4 ingredients in a food processor with 1 TBSP of the coconut oil
- Whiz, whizz, whizz, it will take some time, be patient
- Eventually it becomes a fine paste and form a ball
- If the mixture looks dry add the second spoon of coconut oil. It depends a little on how much oil is released from the sunflower seeds.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop balls
- Roll the balls in desiccated coconut
- Refrigerate for 2 hrs or overnight
If extra sweetness required try 1-2 TBSP of honey or maple syrup (no honey for kids under 1 yr of age)