3/4cupoats,either old fashioned or quick cooking (gluten free if necessary)
1/4cupground flaxseed meal
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a large food processor fitted with a steel blade.
Pulse a few times to loosely combine, then with a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Blend and pulse for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture begins to clump and sticks to the sides of the bowl, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed.
Portion the mixture into your hands, then roll the mixture into any sized balls you like. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
TO STORE: Refrigerate fig and date energy balls in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. The bites will be safe to eat longer but will begin to dry out. They can be eaten directly from the fridge, though I like to let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before munching.
TO FREEZE: No bake energy bites may be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before serving.