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Green Tea Hazelnut Bites

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”!


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.


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“! 🙂

green tea hazelnut yum

Now, here’s one bite…

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

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Author: Shashi


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


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


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


These bites keep very well in an airtight container in a cool place.
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  1. […] make sure to check out these Pecan Banana Rice Balls, these Easy Carrot Pecan Bliss Balls, these Green Tea Hazelnut Bites, as well as these Caramel Chocolate […]

  2. Now that is a crazy stellar combo 😉

  3. Charles says:

    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!

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

    • Shashi says:

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

  5. I’ve baked with tea but never cookies! These look really good! 😀

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

  7. Ashley says:

    I have yet to bake with tea … it’s something I keep meaning to do but just somehow never get around to! These look delicious!! Hope you are having a great long weekend!

  8. These look really tasty! I love green tea, so I’d definitely like this recipe!

  9. I’ve never cooked w/ tea as I’m not a huge fan, but I can do raspberry or chai.. which I bet would be equally delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, darling! Hope you’re having a lovely holiday weekend.

  10. Matt @ Runner Savvy says:

    Looks good!

  11. caileejoy says:

    These look so good! I LOVE tea… and I love what you said at the beginning! I hear ya… for me, dessert is best when it involves chocolate in some form! 🙂 But every once in a while, you find something that isn’t chocolate… but just as satisfying!! Looks like you found that recipe! YUM!

    • Shashi says:

      Ha – thanks Cailee! This was indeed sweet and satisfying – and just like chocolate, needed a tall glass of milk to wash it down 🙂

  12. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    This looks so yummy! I’ve never baked or cooked with green tea, had no idea it was even possible! Dropping by from SITS Sharefest–love the blog!

    • Shashi says:

      Janelle, if not for the recipe redux challenge, I would never have tried cooking/baking with it either! Thanks so much for your kind comment.

  13. I love the simple ingredients list and that they pack so much flavour. Fantastic recipe, Sashi!

  14. These look lovely Shashi! Perfect tea bites I think. I’ve done madeleines with tea and some fruit cakes, Tea works as a great flavour in baked goods, much like coffee and chocolate 🙂
    Hope you’ve been well. xx

  15. I love bite-sized snacks…these look delish!!

  16. Believe it or not, I’ve yet to bake with tea. It’s been on my list for a while, but I just haven’t done it yet. Now you’ve inspired me…these sound delicious! Thanks, Shashi!

  17. Kelly says:

    These bites look mouthwatering Shashi! I am a big fan of green tea desserts and with the hazelnuts and coconut…oh boy, sounds like such an amazing combination. Luckily for me they are healthy too since I would surely want to eat the entire batch!:)

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – yup, that was an issue at our house too – I started running out of hiding places for the container with these bites! 🙂

  18. Easy, tasty, AND healthy?!? These have my name written all over them! Even if there’s no chocolate 😉 And I seriously love all the ingredients — I can just imagine how soft and pillowy they must be.

    I’ve never baked with tea before, but I’ve made my oats in it if that counts 🙂

  19. Lady you are on fire! Yesterday choc soup and today these amazing green tea hazelnut bites.
    I can totally see myself dunking one bite into the choc soup…WHOA…
    OK I have to stop thinking about it, I might pass out otherwise! 😉

  20. These look like they’re healthy.
    So I can eat more of them, right, Shashi? 😉

  21. P says:

    Looks like incorporating tea into cooking is becoming the thing to do in the food blogging world. I love it though!

  22. I don’t know why I’ve never baked with tea. I love to drink it, I’m sure I’d love to eat it as well.

  23. Lovely little bites, I love green tea and hazelnuts, perfect with a cup of tea. They look so good!

  24. Tara says:

    Yum, I love Green Tea everything! Ice cream, mochi, crackers, etc. There are some crazy Asian treats w/ green tea in it.

    Is it easy to find hazelnut meal? I don’t think I have ever see nit but then again I never looked for it either!

  25. Great flavors packed in these little cookie bites, Shashi!

  26. Amy @ Long Drive Journey says:

    I would never think to cook with tea! To be honest, I would never think of 95% of the things that you food bloggers come up with! That is why I only read food blogs and don’t try to write one.

  27. Where did you find hazelnut meal? Or did you make it? If I could purchase that I would make everything hazelnut and chocolate flavored…it would be bad.

  28. cooking with tea! Such a great topic!

  29. That sounds amazing! Do you buy hazelnut meal, or grind your own? I have almond, coconut, and even cashew, but I hadn’t seen hazelnut anywhere yet 🙂

  30. Mmm … these look absolutely delicious inside … even though there isn’t a chunk or even a flake of chocolate in sight! I forgive you just this once, Shashi, as these hazelnut bites sound and look so healthy and tasty.

  31. cottercrunch says:

    i love green tea ice cream and tea, so i’m sure i’d love these! you are so creative!

  32. I am not surprised at all these are delicious. Hazelnuts and coconut…they are sure a winning combination. These bites look mouthwatering, Shashi.

  33. Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) says:

    Great going Shashi! I love green tea but prefer it in liquid form ;)! That being said, I do love me some green tea ice cream! Also you’ll be very pleased to know that green tea flavored Kit Kats are available in Japan…time to make a trip down there ;)?

  34. hotlyspiced says:

    These do look very good and I’m quite happy to have a dessert that doesn’t contain chocolate! I love the look of your little bites and I adore anything with hazelnut meal. I haven’t tried that kind of tea so I’ll add that to my ‘to do’ list xx