Low sugar energy bites made with raw cashews, rolled oats, collagen peptides, fresh lemon and a touch honey for sweetness. These lemon cashew collagen bites are the perfect quick and healthy snack.
1 cup rolled oats (see notes)
1 ¼ cup raw cashews (see notes)
2 tablespoons honey
⅓ cup collagen peptides
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Optional: For the smoothest texture, grind the rolled oats into a fine flour AND remove from the food processor before grinding the cashews.
Add the cashews and oats to a food processor, blend into fine flour. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend until a dough ball forms. If the dough is too sticky, add in additional oats, one tablespoon at a time until the dough ball forms. You should be able to easily roll the dough into a ball.
Using a small cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon, scoop out the dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough. Another option is to make these bites into bars. Press the dough into an 8 ½ x4 ½ inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge for an hour to firm up before slicing into bars.
Optional: I coated a few of the balls in cashews ground in a spice grinder and some in coconut flour, purely for aesthetic. Feel free to do this if you’d like.
Place the energy bites in the fridge or freezer to firm up. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks or the freezer for 3 months.
In place of the rolled oats, you can use oat flour. You can also grind the rolled oats into a fine flour before adding the cashews. This will give you the smoothest texture.
I’ve tested a grain-free version using ⅓ cup coconut flour. However, I prefer the taste of the oat version. You can also sub ½ cup of cashew butter in place of the raw cashews.
Without a Food Processor: If you don’t have a food processor, you can still make these using 1 cup oat flour and ½ cup cashew butter. Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a thick dough forms. Adjust the amount of oat flour or nut butter as needed so that the dough easily rolls into balls.