Coaching Association of Canada
Sport Nutrition

No Bake Lentil Bites


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup cooked lentils
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup mashed ripe banana
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Makes 15-20 1” balls

  1. Place coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, banana, lentils, and honey into a food processor. Pulse until smooth, scrape down the sides and pulse again. Transfer to a bowl using a spatula.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and oil until fully incorporated. Stir in the coconut flour until fully combined.
  3. Roll into bite-size balls, about 1 tablespoon (15 mL) in size. Cover and refrigerate or freeze for 5-10 minutes.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge to snack on during the week or freeze for later.

Quick tip: Coconut flour can be subbed with almond flour. Stir in enough flour as needed to easily roll the balls.

  • Calories 60
  • Carbohydrates 6 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Fat 4 g
  • Fiber 2 g

Sport Benefits:  Athletes can take 3-4 of these during long training sessions or eat them as a snack with a piece of fruit. Easy to make and no baking skills required! Even if they don’t actually make it into balls, you can still scoop and go!

Recipe by Canadian Lentils.

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