A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites

by inspiredrd on February 19, 2013

A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Leila and I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with some California raisins, nuts, chia seeds and cinnamon. We were trying to make a healthy snack that would be perfect for before dance class (her) or after a run (me). I thought for sure that we would have to do a few rounds to get them right, but BAM, the first try was just right. These raisin nut bites are sweet, crunchy, cinnamony (ok, I made that word up), and packed with fiber, protein, iron and calcium. They are a cinch to make, and taste like a cookie.

A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Jeff came home and was a bit skeptical, but took one bite and made me promise to make some for the guys at the field.

Seriously, make a batch before you head out for your next run.

Or dance class.

 

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Raisin Nut Bites
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 28
 
A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups California raisins
  • Hot water
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. grey sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Soak raisins in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add sunflower seeds, almonds, cinnamon, salt and chia seeds to a food processor. Remove raisins from water and add to the food processor. Pulse until combined. (basically until your blade stops moving the mixture around).
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop, make small balls and scoop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. (They could also be eaten raw, but will be much stickier).

 

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  • http://www.heathersdish.com Heather || Heather’s Dish

    You had me at “tastes like a cookie” – these look delicious!

    • inspiredrd

      Thanks Heather, they are so good!

  • Rebecca @RUtheMOMof

    they look yummy and sound healthy so that is great

  • http://www.dietitiandebbie.com Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes

    These look so delicious! I have an almost full box of raisins in my cabinet that I needed to use up before I move – this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • http://ofamilydiary.wordpress.com Lindsay (@LindsaysFamily)

    THIS just might be my go to when I get a sweet tooth! AWESOME! Thanks :)

  • http://darjeelingdreams.blogspot.com/ Joyti

    A healthy no-cookie “cookie”? Yes, please! These sound terrific.

  • Anna C

    SOUNDS AMAZING!!
    Would dried cherries be a safe substitute for the raisins??
    Thanks!

  • Jen

    Just made these this evening! Delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.musingsofahousewife.com Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}j

    That looks SO good. Wishing we weren’t allergic to nuts around here.

  • MJ

    I plan to make these today for preschool lunchbox snacks. Since they won’t get used quickly, how long might these keep…at room temp or in fridge? I don’t see anything in the ingredients that suggest spoilage for weeks.

    • inspiredrd

      Hmm, good question. If you want to store them long term, I would probably refrigerate them.

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  • http://www.vidanutrition.com Dina Garcia RD LDN

    I can’t wait to make these! Again, thanks for sharing. I will be texting out a link to this page to my clients. They (really everyone) is always looking for a healthier sweet treat… If you want to join my text list simply text VIDA to 411247. (I don’t charge you to join my list but msg rates apply so be sure your cell plan includes text messages.) I look forward to more of your recipes to share.

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