So, when I see recipes called energy 'bites' my stomach-focused brain asks, "So, you mean one bite, and it's gone?" Not to mention there are 200 concentrated calories packed into that one bite. I'm sorry, but if I'm going to eat a healthy 200 calories, I want that piece of food to last longer than one bite!
In an effort to reduce the amount of packaged / prepared foods I eat, I started creating my own recovery snacks. The basic requirements are that they contain carbs and protein, consist of wholesome ingredients and that they balance out satisfaction with being around 150 calories.
I've come up with my own versions of peanut butter chocolate bars (very good), ginger bars (exceptionally yummy but this was due to an error in calculations resulting in 100 extra calories per bar--oops!), pumpkin spice balls (very tasty but small), carrot cake bars (not bad, but can be a bit too carroty).
I'm sure someone once said that the best inventions were discovered by accident. That's what Brownie Energy Crumble is, and I don't care admitting it. My first reaction when I stopped my food processor and saw the result was--oh, that's not what I wanted. A split second later, I knew I was onto something!
Brownie Energy Crumble Recipe
Measure all ingredients and place in food processor.
Pulse several times until crumbly texture.
I split my brownie energy crumble into ten servings (reflected in the nutritional information on the right) but you could divide into however many you'd prefer, or place in large mason jar to spoon out. Here are some ideas on how to use the crumble: