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5-Ingredient Cashew Date Energy Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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It is really gratifying to satiate sweet cravings with something healthy and these energy bites fit the bill! Who would not love a healthy sweet treat? There is no sugar in these balls. These are sweetened with dates. Dates are rich in several vitamins and minerals. Dates also contain calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium. Adding dates to your sweets is a good way of incorporating them into your diet.

5-Ingredient Cashew Date Energy Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Toast cashews until fragrant and slightly golden in color. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a thick bottom wok, toast oats till mildly fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  3. Blend cashews into a powder.
  4. Blend oats into a powder.
  5. Wash dates. Chop them into small pieces.
  6. Transfer the dates to a wok. Add coconut oil. Cook on low flame. Soon the dates will begin to soften. Mash the dates with the back of the ladle.
  7. Add cashew powder. Add oat powder.  Add chia seeds. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
  8. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, mix with your hands and mash to get a mixture of dough like consistency.
  9. Make walnut size bites.


Store cold bites in an airtight container.





I live in the Himalayas in India. I have grown up in the midst of nature and this simplicity and love reflects in my recipes on my blog Ambrosia Soulful Cooking. Love for Mother Earth, love and respect for all those whom we share our planet with makes me a partial vegan. Love nurtures, compassionate living brings joy. A simple vegetarian diet encourages the development of higher qualities of peace, love, and awareness. Veganism promotes a more humane and caring world.



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Deborah Pavek
4 Months Ago

I am assuming the chia seeds are added when the cashew & oat powder are added? Please review recipes before submitting, there are quite a few on this site that omit steps, etc.


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