Bird Food Energy Bites

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 30


Made with whole grain oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, these healthy snack bites are a nutrient-rich treat perfect for on-the-go snacking. Vegan + gluten-free.


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins


  1. Add oats, almonds, walnuts, pepitas, coconut, sunflower seeds, maple/honey, sesame seeds, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Add dried fruit to a food processor (affiliate link) with the chopping blade and process until the mixture is completely chopped and forms into a big, sticky ball.
  3. Pull the dried fruit from the processor and break into small pieces. Add it to the bowl with the oat mixture and use a plastic spatula or your hands to combine everything together.
  4. Once combined, form bites into small cookie shaped pucks (or roll into balls). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for later. Will last 1-2 weeks in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 34mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: energy bites