ENERGY BALLS NO BAKE
Vegan energy balls are a great way to eat a healthy snack, breakfast, and even a delicious and easy dessert. The main ingredient for these energy balls is the oats, and you can choose the oats you want to use from a variety of options; for example rolled oats, instant oats, steel-cut oats, etc. Furthermore, if you want this no-bake energy bites recipe to be gluten-free make sure you check the gluten-free label on the oats you buy.
ENERGY BALLS FLAVORINGS
I used vanilla extract, peanut butter, and maple syrup to give flavor to these delicious and healthy energy balls. The mix of these ingredients is really nice; however, there are more flavoring options to use with this versatile energy balls recipe. You can find some of the ingredients you can add to this recipe in the following list, but you can also add flavors with other nut butters, and ingredients (both of these options you can find them later on).
- Nut butter; for example almond butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, macadamia butter, etc.
- Cocoa powder.
- Ground cinnamon.
- Pumpkin spice.
- Citrus peels; such as orange and lemon.
- Dates syrup*.
- Golden syrup*.
*These other syrup options are great if you want to replace the maple syrup in these energy balls.
CUSTOMIZE THIS ENERGY BALLS RECIPE
- Dried fruit.
- Seeds; for example sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, etc.
- Coconut flakes or shredded coconut.
- Chocolate chips; for example white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, etc.
- Dried cranberries.
- Protein powder.
NUT-FREE ENERGY BALLS
Although this energy ball recipe was made with nut butter (that can be a great form of healthy fats), which was peanut butter you can also try other options. Moreover, if you prefer not to use nut butter or if you have a nut allergy or intolerance, nut butter won’t be a suitable option. For that reason, here I listed a few options that you can try. Also, if you know any other nut-free alternative that would be suitable for energy ball recipes let us know in the comment section.
- Sunflower seed butter/sunflower butter.
- Coconut oil.
- Vegan butter.
As you can see, I love energy balls, and what is more, to make vegan energy balls is easy. Also, this is one of my snack cuisine favorite recipe for healthy snacking. Therefore, storing this energy bite in good condition for consumption is important to enjoy all the nutritional goodness. To do so you can use two options that are not only good for storing these energy balls but also for carrying them with you, if you want to take them to work, school, or if you having a picnic.
- Airtight container.
- Sealed container.
THIS ENERGY BALL RECIPE GOES WELL WITH:
- Also, try these delicious energy balls with Banana chips.
- 1 ½ Cups of Oats.
- 75 gr. of Raisings.
- 40 gr. of Chopped walnuts.
- 50 gr. of Pumpkin seeds.
- 150 ml. of Maple syrup.
- ½ Cup of Peanut butter.
- 1 Tsp. of Vanilla extract.
- In a large mixing bowl add the oats of your choice (I used quick oats for this recipe) together with raisins, chopped walnuts, and pumpkin seeds and mix them. You don't need a food processor, you can just do it with the help of a spoon*.
- Then, pour the maple syrup and the vanilla. Integrate them well and let the oats to absorb the wet ingredients**.
- Add the peanut butter (creamy or chunky) or any other nut butter or mixed nut butter of your choice and mix until is fully incorporated.
- Wash well your hands, then take a portion of your vegan energy balls (around a full tablespoon) and make a ball with the palm of your hands. You can also shape these energy balls if you roll them on a clean worktop.
- Continue step number 4 until you use all the energy ball recipe mixture.
- Place all the energy balls/energy bites in an airtight container or a sealed container.
*If you want your energy balls to have a more smooth texture or consistency you can use a food processor to blend all the ingredients.
**I let them absorb the wet ingredients for around 30 minutes, but you can skip this step.
Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 112Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 33mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 3g
The Nutritional values presented on this table are only estimates. The values can also vary depending on the cooking method, ingredients, product brands etc. This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.