Amazing Lentil Energy Balls

Lentils as the base for a sweet snack might sound a little bit wacky, but these protein-packed bites from Ginny McMeans’s new book, “The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook“, will change hearts and minds. At 12 grams of protein per serving, these delicious vegan energy bites will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Yields 9 servings

Amazing Lentil Energy Balls

What?! Lentil balls as a sweet protein snack, you say? Yes, it's possible. They're sweetened just right. Try them once, and you'll be craving them forever. No kidding!

40 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/4 cup raw shelled hempseed
  • 1/4 cup unsweeted shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Rinse and drain the lentils. Place 1 cup water and the lentils in a medium-large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. When the water comes to a boil, turn down to medium high and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. All the water should be absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add the chocolate chips, oats, sunflower seeds, hempseed, and coconut in a large bowl. Mix in the cooled lentils. Add almond butter and maple syrup. Mix well. Form into thirty-six balls and place in a glass container with a lid.
  3. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Notes

4 energy bites are 1 serving.

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Amazing Lentil Energy Balls

Images from "The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook", used with permission.

51 comments

Lindi Smith
Lindi Smithabout a month ago

How wonderful is this !!!

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Ruth S
Ruth Sabout a month ago

Thanks.

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Ruth S
Ruth Sabout a month ago

Thanks.

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B. B
B Babout a month ago

Sounds delicious!

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Janis K
Janis Kabout a month ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Joemar Karvelisabout a month ago

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Paula A
Paula Aabout a month ago

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Toni W
Toni W1 months ago

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Toni W1 months ago

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