So I don’t know about you, but mango season seems an awful long way away. And I’m not coping well with that. I love mangoes, the kids love mangoes even Mr Kidgredients loves mangoes. So I decided to bite the bullet and make these mango snack bites.
Just this morning Miss 6 asked if we could get a tray of mangoes because she loves them so much and I had to explain seasonality again and that there aren’t any available right now because we are in winter. But I did think that I could probably come up with a way of making something that would give her all the taste of mango that she needed!
I make lunchbox stuff all the time, fun yummy, low sugar lunchbox stuff that basically ticks all my boxes for what kids need to have in their lunchbox. And these mango snack bites tick all the boxes. They are also freezer friendly, so perfect for grab and go lunchbox snacks.
There was a major issue with photographing these. I felt like I was trying to keep marauding hordes away from them. Every second, there was another kid begging for one (and I’ve only got 2 kids…although it felt like 100 were attacking). Eventually I just gave in and let them be hand models.
Miss 6 did the rolling in coconut and they were quick and easy to do. They really do need the coconut coating as otherwise they are too moist and will go splat. Of course they are nut free and also dairy free. If you need them to be gluten free, switch out the oats for the same amount of quinoa flakes!
There’s no added sugar in these as the mango is so sweet! They are delicious just the way they are. What can I say, they are a mango lovers dream. Evidenced by the fact that there are now at lot less left than when I made them- and they were going in lunches for the week.
Don’t take my word for it, something this healthy and yummy deserves to be in the snack menu for the week. Trust me! The other great thing about them? The recipe makes 25 so you’ll get enough to slip in the lunchbox for a couple of weeks from one batch.
Mango snack bites
Yield 25 balls
Mango snack bites, perfect in the lunchbox, dairy free and easy to make, this recipe is even great at breakfast for an easy on the go option!
- 1 cup mango (I used frozen that I defrosted)
- 1 cup oats
- 1.5 cups flaked coconut
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (soaked in 2 tbsps water)
- 1 tbsp flax seeds (soaked in 2 tbsps water)
- desiccated coconut for rolling
- Soak the chia seeds and flax seeds in water for 5 minutes.
- Add the mango, oats, coconut and soaked seeds to the bowl of a food processor.
- Blitz until well combined.
- Roll into balls (it is a moist mixture).
- Roll in the coconut. Refrigerate to set.
- Can be frozen.
Cuisine modern australian