How to make energy balls, these small energy bites are prepared with natural and healthy ingredients to fill up energy at any time of the day.
These energy balls are perfect after a workout, at breakfast or for your little hunger pangs at the end of the day. With this healthy snack, you won't crave supermarket cookies anymore!
Looking for a little healthy snack after your fitness session? Try the energy balls, these little super trendy balls loaded with energy for the body and easy to adapt according to your tastes and the ingredients in your cupboards.
These little gourmet bites called Engergy balls or also energy bites or power balls are super trendy in the healthy food! Made of natural ingredients, they are great to refuel after a workout or for those late night slumps.
These no bake energy balls are very easy to prepare, with ingredients that are super nutritious for the body and have multiple health benefits. A blend of oat flakes bound with nut butter and natural sugar.
Basic ingredients to which you can add additional ingredients to create your favorite composition, such as crunch with nuts and seeds and extra flavors with spices.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Easy and very fast to prepare.
- Natural and healthy ingredients.
- Boost the body after a sporting effort or a slump.
Ingredients you need
Here is an overview of the ingredients needed and possible substitutions to make coconut date balls at home, scroll down to see the quantities in the recipe card.
- Oatmeal: The basic ingredient in this recipe is rolled oats a source of fiber for a complete and satiating snack. You can replace the oats by another cereal, or a flour like oat flour, coconut flour or almond or hazelnut meal, or like me make a combination of both with the coconut flour.
- Nut butter: Choose from homemade almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter. In addition to binding the ingredients together, it is a source of healthy fats for better heart health.
- Natural sugar:To sweeten the energy balls you should use a liquid sugar preferably to help the dough bind and form the balls easily. Choose either honey or maple syrup, both of which are natural sugars and add extra flavor to this recipe.
- Nuts: A mixture of crushed nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts to add crunch to your energy balls. Crushed preferably, put the directly in the blender or food processor with all the ingredients.
- Seeds: Add a small amount of seeds, such as chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds...
- Chocolate: To make it easier for kids to eat, add cocoa powder to make chocolate energy balls, chocolate candy or homemade chocolate chips.
- Dried fruits: Dates are used to make energy balls because they are a source of energy for the body. Or dried cranberry, goji berries, coconut chips, dired raisins etc.
- Spices: Perfect for flavoring your energy ball recipes like cinnamon, and gingerbread mix.
⚠️ You will find the quantities and complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the page.
How to make Date energy balls
- Blend together dates, almond butter, liquid vanilla extract and honey in a blender or in a food processor until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender, oatmeal, coconut flour, almond-pecan mixture, and chocolate chips.
- Blend all ingredients together in the blender at speed 1 until the mixture is smooth and a little sticky. (Be careful not to reduce the ingredients too much at this stage)
- Pour the mixture into a large bowl and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden a bit and make it easier to shape.
- Roll the mixture between your hands to form small, smooth balls, or use a cookie scoop to scoop out evenly shaped piles of dough.
Option: Roll the energy balls in shredded coconut or in sesame, chia or flax seeds. If you have trouble binding the dough, simply add more liquid, more honey, maple syrup or a little extra almond butter and mix again.
Room temperature: These little bites can be stored at room temperature in a box or jar with a tight-fitting lid or in the fridge for about 1-2 weeks.
How to freeze? You can keep them even longer in the freezer in preservation bags.
Tips for successful balls
- Keep the dry and liquid ingredients in roughly equal proportions to make the mixture easy to shape.
- Refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes before shaping.
- Use a cookie scoop to form balls of the same diameter.
- Spread and pack the mixture in a dish and chill before cutting with a knife to form energy bars. (Also add a layer of melted dark chocolate and spread over the entire surface)
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