Vegan Mango Coconut Energy Bites
This is a simple and delicious 6-ingredient mango coconut energy bites with dates, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and lemon zest!It's gluten-free, vegan, raw, high-protein, soy-free, peanut-free, and high in fiber. Find out how to make this super easy to make delicious mango coconut recipe!
1 1/4 cup raw walnuts or sunflower seeds if you want to keep it nut-free
1 cup firmly packed dried diced mango (1 cup = ~5.5 ounces)
10 whole pitted medjool dates
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1 medium lemon, zested
1 pinch sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and arrange nuts or seeds on a baking sheet. Toast for 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.
In the meantime, add dried diced mango to a mixing bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak for 5-7 minutes or until soft and pliable but not too soggy. Then drain, lay on a towel, and pat off excess moisture. Set aside.
Add seeds or nuts to the food processor and mix into a fine meal. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Add pitted dates and soaked, dried diced mango to the food processor and mix until a rough paste/sticky dough forms.
Add seed or nut meal back in, along with pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, lemon zest, and sea salt. Mix until it forms a moldable dough. Add more coconut if it feels too sticky or wet. Add more dates if it’s too dry.
Scoop out rounded Tablespoon amounts and roll into little balls in the palms of your hands. Then roll in more shredded coconut.
Enjoy immediately. Store at room temperature up to 3-4 days, in the refrigerator 1 week, or in the freezer up to 1 month.