• Nichole Dandrea-Russert

Superfood Baked Bites

Updated: Oct 30, 2018



Here's an easy way to add all of those superfood ingredients you purchased but aren't quite sure what to do with them — flax seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, matcha tea and moringa tea all wrapped up into one yummy bite! Add some blueberries and you're good to go for the week.


The chia seeds hold it together, but if you want to change the superfoods, you could substitute spirulina or maca in place of matcha or moringa.


These bites are great for a mid-day snack, breakfast-on-the-run or crushed into a big bowl of vegan yogurt or ice cream.


Makes approximately 24 muffin bites

Ingredients

Dry

  • 1 cup raw oats

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 cup flax seeds

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 Tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest

Wet

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or 1/4 cup applesauce for oil-free

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk of choice)

Lastly

  • 3/4 cup blueberries

Optional ingredients to make this even more superfood-y*

  • 1 tsp matcha powder

  • 1 tsp moringa powder

  • 1 tsp maca powder

  • 1 tsp lacuma

  • Walnuts

  • Pecans

  • Sunflower seeds

*Wouldn't add all of these at once because it'll change the consistency, but 1/2 cup of a nut or seed or an additional teaspoon of maca or matcha powder would make it extra super!


How to Make

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, add chia seeds and 4 Tbsp water. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together all other dry ingredients.

  4. On the stovetop, melt the coconut oil, maple and soy milk together.

  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

  6. At this point the chia should be a gummy-like texture. Mix the chia with the wet/dry mixture. Blend well so the chia is mixed throughout.

  7. Fold the blueberries into the mixture.

  8. With a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and either form into balls with your hands or fill muffin cups (using muffin pan, grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.)

  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


These muffins are not super sweet so they're perfect for those of you who look for low sugar content. The blueberries add some sweetness and the maple really only adds a touch. So if you want these a bit sweeter you can make the confectioners glaze below. I tried it and have to say it's pretty delicious, but try not to get your tastebuds used to the extra sugar which leads to more sweetness cravings. That said, I personally like to believe that the added green cancels out the sugar. :D (jk. It doesn't.) Let me know if you prefer with or without the extra sweetness.


Confectioners glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

  • 2-3 Tbsp water

  • 1-2 tsp matcha, spirulina or moringa powder

Stir together until it forms a paste. Add more water if needed but no more than 3 Tablespoons is really all you should need. With a teaspoon drizzle confectioners sugar onto each bite or muffin.




Here's the mini muffin version without the glaze. Also added 1/2 cup walnuts to this batch and it was delish!


Nutrition information for one muffin bite




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