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These easy-to-make Lemon Coconut Energy Bites are the perfect pre- or post-workout snack but also make a great food gift for the holidays. (1-bowl, 6-ingredient, grain-free snack balls)

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There is something about the flavor combination lemon-coconut that just takes me to a happy, sunshiney place! These delectable lemon coconut bites are a perfect summer snack! And the best part? They are super easy! While many energy bites require us to grind toasted nuts, or use food processor etc we skip all that by using nut flours that already come ground finely. In our case almond flour and coconut flour. Just add everything to a bowl, mix and shape!

I love how the almond flour gives these an almost marzipan-like texture. Lemon juice and zest are added for that fresh zing while maple syrup lends these the perfect sweetness.

Why this recipe works!

  • Just 6 ingredients and 1 bowl
  • No food processor or blender needed
  • zesty springy amazing flavor
  • versatile. Change flavors to preference!
  • no refined sugar or refined oil.
easy lemon coconut energy bites rolled in shredded coconut

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Lemon Coconut Energy Bites

5 from 3 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
These easy-to-make Lemon Coconut Energy Bites are the perfect pre- or post-workout snack but also make a great food gift for the holidays. (1-bowl, 6-ingredient, grain-free snack balls)
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Ingredients 
 

For the snack bites:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • zest of one lemon
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or as needed

For coating

  • shredded dried coconut(small shreds) raw or toasted

Instructions 

  • In a bowl add the almond flour, coconut flour, and salt and mix really well. Press and mix until the almond flour lumps are broken down.
  • Then add in the lemon zest, maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon juice, and mix really well. Press the mix until all of the almond flour is moistened, if it’s not moist enough then add some lemon juice, one teaspoon at a time.( or add maple syrup)
  • You want the dough to get somewhat crumbly so that you can easily form into a ball but not sticky, so add lemon juice only if it isn’t already in that state.
  • Taste and adjust the flavor. If it needs more sweet add some powdered sugar to taste and mix in. Then using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls. Add shredded coconut to shallow bowl. (I like to toast it on a skillet over medium low until golden and then use).
  • Then roll them in the coconut. Set aside and serve. Store refrigerated for upto 5 days.

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Notes

  • Store the energy bites in the fridge in a ziplock bag or a covered container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to one month.
  • To make these lemon poppy seed bites; add 2 to 3 teaspoons of poppy seeds into the mixture. You can also add chia seeds instead, to make lemon chia seeds energy bites.
  • To make this recipe nut-free use a mix of oat flour and coconut flour to make the base of the snack bites. You can also blend some sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds into a coarse meal and use that as well.
  • Add protein powder! Replace a few tablespoons of the almond flour with protein powder of choice 

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 13mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 0.1IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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How to make Lemon Coconut Energy Bites

ingredients for making lemon coconut energy bites

Ingredients:

  • almond flour and coconut flour make these perfectly smooth and soft. Use more almond flour as a substitute for coconut flour. For nut-free. use oat flour and coconut flour combination or pulse some hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds to make a coarse meal and use that in combination with the coconut flour or both coconut flour and oat flour
  • coconut flour is a finer flour than shredded coconut. It also is defatted and not oily. I use it in the recipe to absorb excess moisture to make a good dough, as well as to add a mild coconut flavor.
  • lemon juice and zest is added for zing
  • maple syrup is added for lending these energy bites a subtle sweetness
  • vanilla extract helps balance the flavor of lemon and coconut and adds a pleasant floral aroma
  • a pinch of salt helps bring out the sweetness

Tips:

  • Store the energy bites in the fridge in a ziplock bag or a covered container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to one month.
  • To make these lemon poppy seed bites; add 2 to 3 teaspoons of poppy seeds into the mixture.
    You can also add chia seeds instead, to make lemon chia seeds energy bites.
  • To make this recipe nut-free use a mix of oat flour and coconut flour to make the base of the snack bites. You can also blend some sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds into a coarse meal and use that as well.
almond flour in a small white bowl

In a bowl add the almond flour, coconut flour, and salt and mix really well. Press and mix until the almond flour lumps are broken down.

maple syrup and lemon zest being added to a bowl

Then add in the lemon zest, maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon juice, and mix really well. Press the mix until all of the almond flour is moistened, if it’s not moist enough then add some lemon juice, one teaspoon at a time or maple syrup.

base for vegan lemon coconut energy bites

You want the dough to get somewhat crumbly so that you can easily form it into a ball but not sticky, so add lemon juice only if it isn’t already in that state.

lemon coconut energy bites in a small bowl

Taste and adjust the flavor.

If it needs more sugar add some powdered sugar to taste and mix in. Then using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls. Add shredded coconut to a shallow dish. then roll them in the shallow dish. Set aside and serve. Keep refrigerated for upto 5 days.

lemon coconut energy bites rolled in coconut on a small plate
vegan lemon coconut energy snack bites on a small plate with a truffle with one bite taken

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze energy bites?

Yes, just transfer the energy bites to an airtight freezer bag. Press as much air out of the bag as possible, and seal it closed. Label and freeze: They should keep in the freezer for around six months.

Can I make this nut-free?

For nut-free. use oat flour and coconut flour combination or pulse some hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds to make a coarse meal and use that in combination with the coconut flour or both coconut flour and oat flour

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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10 Comments

  1. Deb March says:

    5 stars
    Made these today with my silly modifications (won’t measure everything) and they came out well. The recipe is super easy and super tasty. Love lemon anything so will be making these tasty treats again.

    1. Richa says:

      Yay

  2. Erica says:

    5 stars
    I looooove lemon and these turned out so good! I ended up making them lemon ginger since I didn’t have any coconut on hand – used oat flour instead of coconut and grated some ginger in it since I wouldn’t be rolling them in the coconut flakes, although they would have been amazing with just the lemon. I could seriously just eat them all.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      So glad you liked them!

  3. Ann says:

    5 stars
    Made these today. Really tasty and simple to make. Handy to have as a great vegan snack option.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Awesome!

  4. Kathy Cunningham says:

    Do you think that blending coconut shreds to a flour would work as well?
    Thanks

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Coconut shreds are fatty and will blend into coconut butter. Just use more almond flour

  5. Diane says:

    I love the taste of lemon! I’m wondering, if I added protein powder, what adjustments would I need to make to the dry ingredients? Looking forward to trying these.

    1. Richa says:

      Yea just replace a portion of the almond flour with protein powder!