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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Cook time: 
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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).

 

Gluten Free Recipe Roundup via Musings of a Housewife

  • 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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