Coconut & Banana Lentil Energy Bites –

Coconut & Banana Lentil Energy Bites

  By lentilsorg  ,

February 10, 2016

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  • Prep: 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes

    20 Minutes

    25 Minutes

  • Yields: 25-30 bites


  1. Place coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, banana, lentils, and honey into a food processor. Pulse until smooth, scrape down the sides and pulse again. Transfer to a bowl using a spatula.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and oil until fully incorporated. Stir in the coconut flour until fully combined.
  3. Roll into bite-size balls, about 1 Tbsp (15 mL) in size. Cover and refrigerate or freeze for 5-10 minutes. The bites will become more solid and ready to eat. Store in an air tight container in the fridge to snack on during the week, or freeze until you are ready to nibble.

Quick tip: Coconut flour can be found at most bulk food, grocery, or health stores. You can also use almond flour. Stir in enough flour as needed to easily roll the balls.
Transform these bites into vegan snacks by using vegan chocolate chips, or omitting altogether.


1 cup (250 mL) coconut flakes, unsweetened

1/4 cup (60 mL) sunflower seeds, unroasted, unsalted

1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (125 mL) mashed ripe banana, approx. 1 whole

1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked green lentils

3 Tbsp (45 mL) honey

1/4 cup (60 mL) mini chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate

1 Tbsp (15 mL) coconut oil, melted (not hot)

1/2 cup (125 mL) coconut flour


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 bite or 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
Sodium5 mg
Potassium39 mg
Protein1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar3 g
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Total Carbohydrates6 g
Dietary Fiber2 g