Vegan & Gluten-Free Matcha Chocolate Chip Energy Poppers a.k.a. Your Bite-Sized (Green) Dream Come True!

Vegan & Gluten-Free Matcha Chocolate Chip Energy Poppers a.k.a. Your Bite-Sized (Green) Dream Come True!

Hey babes!

I’m so excited to share these vegan & gluten–free matcha chocolate chip energy poppers with you! You guys know I LOVE matcha, right? Well, now you know. I’m a huge fan of the Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen but I’m also supa-dupa into organic matcha powder, which I use to make matcha lattes all the time, but I also love to experiment with it in sweets & treats, whether they are baked or no-bake!

To be honest, these were going to be cookies. But… THE IMPATIENT SIDE OF KELLY IN THE KITCH JUST COULDN’T WAIT. It was the eve of Passover being OVER, which meant I could finally reunite with my oats, so you can imagine that waiting was pretty difficult. My oats & I are tight… and let’s just say that 8 days without ’em was hell.

In case you didn’t guess, these babes are loaded with oats & matcha, which means they’re full of plant protein, antioxidants, fibre, energy-boosting & chlorophyll for skin health, liver detoxification & vitamins & minerals!

The chocolate chips give these babies that sweet deliciousness & that cookie feeling that takes them from 100 to 200! Yes, I’m implying that these babies were ALREADY 100.
Listen, I don’t brag that much but these bite-sized babes are sure something I can brag about & feel good about doing!

They’re chewy on the inside but crumbly on the outside! And get this: I used a very small amount of maple syrup because I didn’t need more! I naturally sweetened these babies with mashed banana & OMG… HEAVENLY!

They’re great for an afternoon pick-me up, pre or post workout snack or even a midnight one & you can even whip ‘em up right when you want ‘em because they’re so simple & quick to whip up!

If you don’t just wanna eat them as is (& trust me, you’ll want to), you can also chop ’em up or keep ’em whole & add them as a topping on a bowl of overnight oats or Greek yogurt!

And get this… because they were actually going to be cookies, they’re also bake-friendly! All you gotta do is throw in some baking powder & you’re good to go!

Without further ado, here’s how to make ’em!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup pure organic maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup organic coconut oil or raw coconut butter
  • 1 tsp. pure organic vanilla exract
  • 1 tbsp. organic matcha powder
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • IF BAKING THEM: ADD 1/2 TSP. BAKING POWDER

TO MAKE:

  • Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) to a large mixing bowl & mix until fully combined & incorporated.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.

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  • Roll into 18-20 balls, depending how big or small you make them.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow them to firm up.
  • ENJOY!
    • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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