These are a great snack to have on hand. I often keep some in the fridge and take a few in a container to uni to snack on throughout the day. They are packed with nutritious ingredients, really easy to whip up in a food processor and super tasty.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dates, soaked in boiling water for at least 10 minutes
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbs cacao powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, or extract
- 1 tsp coconut oil, or slightly more if the consistency of your mix is too dry
- Soak the dates for at least 10 minutes and then drain
- Process the almonds until they are in very small pieces
- Add all the remaining ingredients and process until a good texture is reached.
- Using your hands, roll small portions of the mixture into balls and coat in desiccated coconut or cacao powder
Pumpkin seeds contain a huge diversity of antioxidants. This unique diversity may provide pumpkin seeds with antioxidant-related properties that are not widely found in food. Pumpkin seeds are very good providers of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and copper, are relatively good sources of iron and zinc.