Energy balls - the ultimate high protein, energy boosting healthy snack. These easy to make vegan energy bites are loaded with seeds, nut butter and dried fruit for a convenient snack that is good for you too.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Domestic Gothess
100g (⅔ cup)pumpkin or sunflower seeds (I used half and half)
4Tbspsesame seedsplus extra for rolling if you like
50g (⅔ cup)unsweetened desiccated coconutplus extra for rolling
50g (⅓ cup)mixed dried fruits (dates, apricots, raisins)chopped if large
1-2Tbspof your favourite superfood powder (such as maca or lacuma)optional
50g (⅓ cup)cacao nibs
1tspground cinnamonplus extra for rolling
120ml (½ cup)maple syrup (or agave)
80g (⅓ cup)nut or seed butter (I used peanut butter)
a pinch of salt
cacao powder for rolling
ground almonds as needed
Combine all of the ingredients apart from the maple syrup and nut butter in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
Add the maple syrup and nut butter and continue to blend until the mixture has started to become smooth but still has some texture. If the mix is too sticky, stir in some ground almonds until it reaches a consistency where you can easily roll it into balls.
With your hands, roll the mixture into bite-sized pieces about the size of ping pong balls, you should get around 15 of them.
If you like, you can roll the energy balls in cacao powder, desiccated coconut, sesame seeds or cinnamon to coat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.