Eat like a bird with these bird food energy bites! Made with whole grain oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, these bites are a nutrient-rich treat perfect for on-the-go snacking. Vegan + gluten-free.
This summer while visiting Portland, Maine my friend Jenny introduced me to these oat based snack bites called granola bits which are made locally in Maine. They were the perfect road trip snack and after eating them I quickly realized that they were similar to a fruit and nut bar recipe I posted years ago, but better.
Naturally I decided to experiment in the kitchen upon returning home (after our 14 hour truck drive) and the result is this recipe.
Maria and I had fun brainstorming names for these little guys while recipe testing and we ultimately landed on “bird food energy bites.”
They legit look like those peanut butter pine cones coated in bird seed so it totally works.
That said, I’m really hoping the title of this recipe doesn’t confuse more people into thinking my site is all about making food for pet birds OR even worse, humans eating bird seed. You guys, I’m not even kidding about this. You should see the google searches that lead people to my site…
Oh well, I’m just excited to finally have a fun treat that goes along with the EBF name because it took me waaaay too long to make this happen.
Over 9 years!
These bird food babies are loaded with whole grain oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit so they offer a ton of nutrients and pack a lot of energy into one little bite. I used almonds and walnuts for the nuts, pepitas, sunflower and…