This is my take on making a more portable version of my smoothie recipe Karen’s Breakfast Cocoa Coconut Concoction
I came up with this myself so I had to make up a new name. Don’t be deceived – these little balls pack a punch and just eating 2 – 4 of these can fill you up as much as one of the shakes – meaning it can last for 4 hours. That’s quite a breakfast bite! I will often eat one in the morning before doing my morning workout – perfect to fill the stomach and get some energy.
This recipe is still in process and I will probably be updating it, but my nephew loved them (toddler-approved!), so I wanted to get this posted for my sister to make some more for the little munchkin! : )
I started out making this recipe with cooking the buckwheat groats in coconut oil and maple syrup, but then realized it wasn’t really needed for sweetness because the almond butter adds enough sweetness in my mind (plus it is less labor intensive!). But it is up to you, add what you like! I’m on a kick of now adding ground goji berries – totally optional. I do coat them in ground buckwheat so they aren’t too sticky but I have used ground cocoa and that works, too. I suppose you could use shredded coconut in place of those coatings. Get creative!
Breakfast Bite Dough with the added ground goji berries (unfortunately if the food processor gets too hot, the goji berries start melding together – uh oh – watch out!)
Forming the balls – actually my dough here is a little drier than it should be – I have to remember not to pack the ground seeds in the measuring cups – just approximate it.
The end result of coating the breakfast bite before putting them onto waxed paper
Makes about 6 dozen depending on how big you form the bites
1 cup coconut butter
1 cup almond butter
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup ground flaxseeds
1 cup ground raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup ground raw sunflower seeds
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground buckwheat groats for coating the balls
1 TBSP lucuma powder (for natural sweetness)
1 TBSP maple syrup (for more common sweetness)
2 TBSP ground chia seeds (why not?)
1 cup ground goji berries
1. Ground the 1/4 cup of buckwheat groats and pour out on a shallow plate.
2. Place the rest of the ingredients (except for the ground buckwheat) in a stand-up mixer and blend or just put in a bowl and blend with a wooden spoon (or your hands).
3. The key is to make the “dough” pliable so you can form them into balls – if need more moisture, add more coconut butter or almond butter. If they are too moist, you can add more ground flax seeds or pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
4. Form them into balls in the palm of your hand and roll them on the plate of ground buckwheat to coat. Place on another plate that is covered with wax paper.
5. Store the breakfast bites in the fridge for quick access (or you can also store them in the freezer for longer storage).