Thursday, May 24, 2012

Raw No Bake Energy Cookies (Dairy, Grain/Gluten, Egg Free with Refined Sugar Free Option)

It has been so hot already for May.  We wanted to make a healthy treat but didn't want to turn on the oven. My oldest daughter and I decided to just create something with whatever ingredients were in the house.  These cookies they turned out really well and can be easily adapted if desired. We will be making them more often as they make a great treat to take on the go and will give you some additional energy.

Ingredients (makes 12-15 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds or other seeds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut plus more for coating if desired
  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seed butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey

  1. In a food processor combine the sunflower seeds, raisins and chocolate chips and grind into tiny pieces. Dump into a large bowl.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients into bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Roll into balls and coat with coconut if desired.
  4. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to harden or freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Store in sealed container in fridge.


  1. Lisa Tomlinson25 May 2012 at 14:21

    I can't wait to try these Irene. If you ever have a chocolate craving I have a very similar recipe for "balls" like these, only with about 4 ingredients!

    1. Do try them they are easy to make and delicious. I would love to hear your other recipe. Do send me an email if you can, see contact info.

  2. These are amazing we just made these yesterday. My toddler and my husband love them. My husband took them for a breakfast snack today. Thanks very much my son is Lactose and gluten intolerant and we like to keep his diet sugar free, this is a great recipe. We also made your tomato crackers very yum.

  3. Glad you enjoyed them, we eaten them for breakfast as well. Great way to get some protein and energy.

  4. These are very yummy thank you for sharing them! Normally Energy cookies or bars are filled with so much sugar! Thank you again for sharing all of your recipes!