Sunflower Seed Raw Protein Bites


This raw protein bites recipe is a “dessert” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Maiah Miller. To bring the ingredients together, she uses Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious.

Sunflower Seed Raw Protein Bites

So Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeMaiah says, “This is a raw, energy-packed cookie that takes only a couple minutes to make, and attached you’ll find the photo. It is allergen-free (free from gluten, soy, dairy, corn and nuts) so suitable for almost any diet!”

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Raw Protein Bites

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, tree nut-free, vegan and vegetarian. In fact, these raw protein bites are Top 8 allergen-free (by US standards) and Top 11 allergen-free (by Canadian standards)!

Sunflower Seed Raw Protein Bites
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This recipe was submitted by Maiah Miller, as an entry in the Go Dairy Free / So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest. Note that the prep time does not include chilling.
  1. Mash the banana with the tines of a fork, set aside.
  2. Food process or blend the sunflower seeds until they are coarsely ground. Add in the chia seeds, sunflower seed butter, banana, cocoa, coconut and coconut milk, processing or blending until mixture comes together into one large ball. Add a little extra coconut milk if the mixture is still crumbly and not coming together.
  3. Spoon out 2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough, roll gently with slightly damp hands and chill raw cookies in fridge or freezer to firm up before serving.
  4. Will keep in an airtight container in fridge for 3-4 days

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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