I know…I knowwww. Another “bite” recipe (exhibit A, exhibit B). But come on, there’s just something so enticing about those little guys. And if you’re totally apposed to bites, you’re more than welcome to press these into a pan and make bars. Also, you guys, theses are different from my other bites recipes because they are stable at room temperature…meaning you can have some of these living in your backpack all day, ready for you when hanger strikes. Now those are my type of snacks. Oh and they’re made from only 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Need I say more?
In other news. I took my first spin class and freaking loved it. I’ve been to countless yoga, HIIT, boot camp, pilates, and cross fit classes but somehow had never plunked my rear onto a spin bike before. I will definitely be back.
I’m in full blown squash, risotto and soup mode. All my favorite fall foods. I have a mushroom and melted tomato risotto recipe to share with you – I just need to actually take the time to photograph it instead of just chowing down as soon as its done.
Random tidbit from my life – we went to the cabin over last weekend and were watching Jurassic Park (on VHS, of course, per cabin rules) it started getting super stormy right as the storm hits the park in the movie. And then the power went out and I about pooped my pants because I knew it was those pesky Raptors coming to get us.
Anyone else crave honest to goodness brownies in the fall? I’m totally on team pumpkin, maple and pecan…but there’s just something about a chewy, warm brownie. Right? I think it might be time to fall-ify my coconut oil brownie recipe.
Okay, and now I need to go because Jesse just spent $20 on a bag of coffee from the fancy pants coffee shop across the street because we’re too lazy to go to the store and buy our normal $6 bag of coffee. This coffee better taste like gold.
3 Ingredient Nutty Date Bites
12-14 medjool dates
1 cup raw cashews or almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a food processor, blend your dates on high until you have a smooth, sticky puree. Your dates may turn into a giant date puree ball, and if that’s the case, use a spatula to break it up into smaller clumps. Add nuts and blend again on high until the nuts are evenly distributed. Add cinnamon and pulse a few times to combine. Remove blade and use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop to form your bites. Drop onto parchment lined baking sheet. Use your hands to roll into smooth balls. Store in airtight container, best if kept in fridge. Yields 16-18 bites.
If your medjool dates are dry, its best to soak them for 30 minutes before blending.
If you prefer an even more smooth consistency, soak your nuts as well and that will yield a very creamy consistency for your bites.
You can also use a blend of nuts. I like to do half almonds, half cashews. Pecans are also delicious, but will yield a more moist consistency. I think its best just to use whatever nuts you have on hand.
oh and I just had a sip of that $20 coffee and now our $6 coffee is RUINED for me. I can never go back.