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Green Tea Hazelnut Bites {Recipe Redux}

green tea hazelnut balls

I am a little shocked that these bites taste so good…
I mean – how can they??? They don’t have chocolate -in any form- in them!!!

No white chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate {GASP}…which doesn’t happen often in this little blog of mine (nor in my little home for that matter)!

What they do come packed with is a healthy dose of kombucha green tea, hazelnut meal and honey and a smattering of coconut oil, egg and coconut flour!

green tea hazelnut bite

Totally delicious and Totally good for you …I came up with these when I got my first Recipe Redux assignment of “Cooking with Tea“. The Recipe Redux focuses on morphing delicious dishes into delicious AND healthy ones. I am so humbled to have been accepted into this group of Bloggers and so love their incentive to “inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover”!

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I am not a big tea connoisseur, but I do love kombucha green tea …I first wanted to make green tea scones with white chocolate but then realized that white chocolate is not the healthiest one of its cousins – so, since most of my dark chocolate was used up in experimenting on Soup, I figured I would take a chance and go chocolate-free! The coconut flour was added in at the very last minute to make the dough more manageable.

TEA BITES

These are not only healthy but -with 6 ingredients & 3 optional ones- they are super easy too! One bowl, one tray, one spoon, and one oven – gives new meaning to “one and done“! 🙂

Now, here’s one bite…
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I Googled “tea bites” and could not find any others…which lead me to wondering…
Have you baked with tea before?

Green Tea Hazelnut Bites

Green Tea Hazelnut Bites

Ingredients

For the bites

  • 2 cups hazelnut meal
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed kombucha green tea, I use 2 bags for one cup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Topping

  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, add the hazelnut meal, honey, green tea, coconut oil and egg and mix well and then mix in the coconut flour
  3. Form into balls/bites (I made 10 out of this), flatten slightly and place on a parchment lined baking tray
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  5. Bake for 20 minutes
  6. Let cool for about 15 minutes and sprinkle with mixed up cinnamon and brown sugar (optional)

Notes

These bites keep very well in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

Thursday 13th of November 2014

Now that is a crazy stellar combo ;)

Charles

Saturday 31st of May 2014

This couldn't have come at a better time - I just got a load of green tea and have an urge to bake something with it so I've been hunting around for a while for things to try. Great idea Shashi - thanks for sharing!

Shashi

Friday 6th of June 2014

Thanks so much Charles - if you make them, I would love to know what you think

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

Monday 26th of May 2014

I've never actually baked with tea, but I do love drinking it. I would be all over these little tea bites!

Shashi

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Bianca - I confess, am not a huge tea drinker - if not for the recipe redux challenge, I would never have ended up enjoying these! :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

Monday 26th of May 2014

I've baked with tea but never cookies! These look really good! :D

Shashi

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Thanks so much Lorraine

Denise [email protected] Brazil To You

Monday 26th of May 2014

Ground hazelnut + green tea = scrumptious bites by Shashi... What a Happy Memorial Day!

Shashi

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Thanks so much Denise