gluten-free and vegan walnut bites: a quick recipe
Even though I love cooking and baking, when it comes to ‘everyday recipes’, I often prefer those which are really short a pretty quick. If you feel the same, you’ll love these delicious gluten-free and vegan walnut bites, because they fulfill every busy woman’s needs: they’ll be ready in 15-20 minutes, you’ll only need 5 ingredients, they’ll make you satisfied and they are very tasty (crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside).
Too good to be true? I was thinking the same, but than I gave this idea of the recipe a chance and it was definitely a good decision. So, give it a go, you won’t be disappointed! They are amazing snacks, and you can also throw them in your yogurt or spice up your fruit plate with them. 😉
Another perk of this recipe: you can replace everything to another ingredient! I mean literally everything:
- If you don’t like walnuts, you can use any other nut or seed instead, for example almonds are a great substitute.
- I used erythritol as a sweetener, but you can use any sweetener of your choice as well.
- If you aren’t vegan, you can replace the flaxseed eggs with real eggs.
- Not a fan of baking powder? Use baking soda with a teaspoon of lemon juice instead.
- You can add other spices instead of cinnamon, like nutmeg, cocoa powder, etc.
See? You can really play with this walnut bites recipe, it’s a bit like the vegan thin bread seed crackers. 😉
How many carbohydrates does a walnut bite have?
For those who count their daily intake of carbohydrates like me, there are some good news: this recipe is really low carb. According to my calculations the whole recipe has only 28 grams CH and since I always make approximately 20 walnut balls, this means that a single walnut bite has only 1,4 grams CH in it.
Walnut bites: the recipe
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gluten-free and vegan walnut bites
A super quick and delicious snack to go: gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan walnut bites.
- 200 gram walnuts (7 oz)
- 2 tbsp erythritol
- 2 flaxseed egg (or real egg)
- 0,5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp agave nectar (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Chop the walnuts together with the erythritol in a big blender. You can leave it roughly chopped and it works fine with finely chopped walnuts as well.
Mix all the ingredients until you get a thick batter.
Form small balls (it helps if your hands are wet) and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.
Put them in the oven for 15-20 minutes (use only top and bottom heat!).
Let them cool off and enjoy!