Who would have thought you could make tasty energy bites with just 5 ingredients? Follow the recipe below to make these qucik-and-easy energy bites that are perfect as a lunchbox filler or afternoon snack.


370 g unsulphured dried figs
130 g fine shredded coconut, divided (unsweetened)
80 ml coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt


Place the figs, 100 g of the coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse on and off until a thick paste forms (you may have to stop and scrape the sides of your food processor a couple of times). 

Form into 2.5 cm balls, then roll them in the reserved 30 g of shredded coconut.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the coconut oil set.

Note: Feel free to play around with the dried fruit in this recipe-—dates, dried apples and apricots are all good substitutions for the figs.

Storage: Keeps for a week or two stored in the refrigerator. Also freezes well.

Recipes and images from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott (Murdoch Books) $39.99 available now in all good bookstores and online.

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