One-Bowl Honey Sesame Energy Bites – Real Food Whole Life Print
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One-Bowl Honey Sesame Energy Bites

  • Yield: 12 energy bites 1x


Simple and delicious, One-Bowl Honey Sesame Energy Bites are easy to make and are perfect as a snack, in lunch boxes, or as an afternoon or after-dinner treat.



⅓ cup melted coconut oil

¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste) at room temperature, well stirred

¼ cup honey

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

2 cups oat flour*

¼ cup sesame seeds


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, tahini, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Add the salt and oat flour, stirring until well combined.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or 1 tablespoon measure, scoop the mixture into your hands and roll gently into a balls. If the dough is too sticky to roll, place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden a bit. Then wet your hands with water in between rolling to keep the dough from sticking.
  4. Pour the sesame seeds onto a large plate. Roll each ball in the sesame seeds until well coated.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then serve or store.


*Make your own oat flour for this recipe by placing 2 cups whole oats in a blender and blending until a coarse flour forms. Alternatively, you can buy pre-made oat flour at well-stocked grocery stores and online (either regular or gluten-free). Be sure to buy gluten-free oats if you want to keep recipe gluten-free.

These energy bites can be made up to a week ahead.

Store, tightly covered in the fridge for 5-7 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

If you have any tahini left, consider putting it to use by making Creamy Pumpkin Hummus or Quick Sesame Noodles with Green Veggies.