Golden Mylk energy bites drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with a little sea salt. They are 100% dairy free, nut free, and the perfect blend of sweet and savory!
I used to drink a turmeric latte every single evening before bed as it helped relax my mind and body. I think it truly helped me transition away from the day and fall asleep more soundly. For this recipe, I used a combination of turmeric, ginger, pepper, cinnamon as well as sweetening them slightly with maple syrup and coconut butter! I decided to keep them 100% nut free as well using sprouted oats as the base.
All of these ingredients make for such a hearty and nutritious healthy snack. Turmeric and ginger are anti-inflammatory especially when combined with pepper - you will reap the most benefits. Coconut butter is full of healthy fats and I love adding sprouted oatmeal, chia seeds, or ground flaxseeds into my daily diet to help with digestion, add more fiber, and plus it is great if you are pregnant and plan on breastfeeding later on!
If you prefer to use nuts versus the oatmeal, I would suggest cashews for the base, using the same amount! You can also use any liquid sweetener of choice to replace the maple syrup!
This recipe makes about 10 bites and they will keep up to two weeks in the fridge or about a month or so in the freezer! I typically make a double batch and freeze a few so I always have something on hand!
Here is what you need:
1.5 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. of turmeric (or more!)
dash of black pepper
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
In your food processor blend together the oatmeal until flour like consistency is achieved
Add the remaining ingredients and blend until it forms a dough like consistency. If it isn’t coming completely together add more maple syrup or water to the mixture! Blend again. Test and adjust to needs.
Roll into bite sized balls. I drizzled dark chocolate on top and sprinkled a little sea salt, but it isn’t necessary!
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or freezer for about a month.