Mocha Energy Bites


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (or quinoa flakes for GF option)
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 10-12 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 2 1/2 tbsp instant coffee powder (we have a thing for using hazelnut flavoured coffee powder for this recipe!)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • OR 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • OR 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • OR 1/3 cup cacao nibs (optional)


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the nuts are crushed and the mix forms a dough.
  • Roll dough into teaspoon sized balls and then coat with coconut if preferred.
  • Place bite sized balls in a sealed container and store in the fridge or freezer.
  • Simply take the balls out as needed for training and stash in a small sandwich bag for easy access on a ride or run.

Nut Free Alternative:
Substitute cashews for a mix of pepitas and sunflower seeds

Depending on the brand of coffee you use, each tbsp of instant coffee contain 150-200mg of caffeine (20-30mg) per ball