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Energy bites with pepitas and sunflower seeds.


Easy to make, delicious, and healthy homemade apple cinnamon energy balls!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword energy balls, energy bites, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 164 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 cup dried apples
  • 10 large dates pits removed
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup raw hulled sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds


  1. In a medium pan, toast (shake the pan frequently to prevent scorching) the pepitas and sunflower seeds on medium heat until they release their oil and give off a nice toasty aroma. Approximately 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Put all (except the sesame seedof the ingredients, including the toasted seeds, in a food processer and process until the dried fruit and seeds are ground up and the mixture turns into a sticky solid ball.
  3. Scoop out 1 heaping tsp (5 g), or if you want larger balls, 1 tbsp (14 and roll into balls. Put the sesame seeds on a flat surface and roll the balls in the seeds to cover.
  4. Refrigerate in an air tight container for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (2 bites)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.