Frozen Greek Yogurt Energy Bite Sandwiches
As we’re soaking up the last bit of summer, I’ve been enjoying some frozen treats while the warm weather lasts! Frozen greek yogurt sandwiches are my new go-to. Plus, they have around 18-20g of protein for each sandwich.
You can find a highlight reel of the process that went into making each on my Instagram. The measurements and instructions are also listed below!
Yield: 1 sandwich
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (I use https://www.bobsredmill.com/regular-rolled-oats.html )
- 2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter (https://goodnessme.ca/collections/nuts-to-you/products/organic-smooth-peanut-butter-1 )
- 4 Medjool dates
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Soak dates in warm water for 5 minutes.
- Add oats and peanut butter to a bowl.
- Remove pits from the dates and tear into pieces, into the bowl (you could also probably use a food processor for this step, but I do not have one and this way you get chunks of the dates throughout the energy bites).
- Divide the mix into four sections and use a medium cookie cutter ring mold (or just your hands) to press and shape the energy bites into a circle. I lay down a section of parchment paper for this step.
- Freeze the energy bites with pieces of parchment paper between each so they don’t stick together.
- This recipe makes 4 energy bites and 2 are used for each sandwich.
Forming the Frozen Greek Yogurt Sandwich
- 1/3 cup of greek yogurt *I use plain Skyr Icelandic Style but you could also use a sweetened version if you don’t like the taste of plain. Generally I wouldn’t eat plain yogurt on it’s own, but I find it to be sweet enough with the energy bites.
- Extra additions (optional): I coated the outside with chopped roasted and salted pistachios and frozen Saskatoon berries.
- Spread greek yogurt evenly across one of the frozen energy bites.
- Place the other on top and use a spoon to smooth out the sides of the sandwich (move quickly as the yogurt can be a bit messy to work with).
- Optional: coat the outside with desired toppings.
- Freeze the sandwich for about 60min and then enjoy! I’ve also froze these for longer and then defrosted them until the greek yogurt is soft enough to bite through. But just a reminder that the yogurt will slightly change texture when it’s frozen and defrosted (a few icy pieces throughout, but still very tasty)!
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