Nothing increases my appetite quite like shoveling manure all weekend long.
If you ever thought farming was romantic think again. Between the stinky manure, all of the dirt that has crept its way into our bed, and bodies that are too young to feel so old romance goes right out the window. Did I forget to mention the crying? Yeah… I may have shed a few tears out there this weekend.
Thank god for little snacks like these lemon poppy seed bites to brighten even the toughest of days. I whipped up a batch Friday night knowing that these would come in handy this weekend. If you are a lemon poppy seed muffin kind of person these are the next best thing. We loved them so much that I actually made a second batch tonight.
I know you all are busy too and that the workweek can get overwhelming. I hope snacks like this will help get you through whatever you have to tackle. The best news is that they are ready in 10 minutes. Can’t beat that! I was inspired to make these when I saw a recipe for raw lemon bars on the lovely blog Coffee And Quinoa. I hope you enjoy these little bites as much as we do! Dig in.
Lemon Poppy Seed Bites
SnackA healthy and delicious alternative to lemon poppy seed muffins.
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- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus additional for rolling the balls
- 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup medjool dates, (about 10-12) pitted and roughly chopped
- 1-2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (start with less and add more if necessary)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Pinch of fine sea salt
Serves 12 balls
- In a food processor blend the walnuts, sunflower seeds and coconut to a coarse meal.
- Add dates, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, pinch of salt and poppy seeds. Process until the mixture forms a rough dough that can easily hold together when pinched between your fingers.
- Taste test and add more lemon juice if necessary.
- Roll into small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) balls. Roll balls into additional coconut flakes.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.