These little delicious nuggets are perfect for on-the-go! A quick bite to give you some protein and energy for wherever you are off to next. I tried a couple of recipes I found online, and created my own version below. Try them out and let me know what you think!
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder (or Vegan protein)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 cup smooth natural almond butter (or any nut butter)*
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips, raisins or preferred add-in
Add oats, protein powder, cinnamon, chia and flax seeds to a large bowl.
Add in almond butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Add in chocolate chips (or preferred add-in). Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
Slowly add in milk, using hands (get dirty!) combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together. If mixture feels too dry, add in more liquid but not so much that it won’t hold shape.
Roll into balls using hands.
Roll balls into coconut flakes to coat.
Place on parchment paper in a container to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
How many calories would one of these have?
I just tried these and they are awesome :). Thank you Emma!
I think it’s around 200 calories if you divide the recipe into 12 portions (but that seems big). I divided it into 24 for a nice 100 calorie snack!
Can i substitute pumpkin puree for the almond butter?
not sure! My only concern is that the puree might be too thin. Almond butter is really thick, and holds it all together. But let me know if you try!
Love these! I added about 1/2 tsp each of nutmeg and ground clove as well for a bit more of a holiday boost. Totally yummy!
That sounds delicious!
Going to try these this week 🙂
I just made your Energy Balls. You know it is a success when your picky kids are digging them. Thanks for the recipe.
Making these tomorrow! My new late afternoon, I’m starving for dinner, pre-ride snack! Thanks, Emma!
Finally got around to making these delicious morsels! Took no time at all and they came out perfectly, thanks for sharing the recipe (and great tunes-as always!) Emma??
Hey. I was a bit unsure what the measurement for the milk is? In the UK so may be lost in translation! Thanks ?
4-6 T liquid (unsweetened almond milk, coconut, soy, etc.)
Hi! Capital "T" means tablespoon so you’d need 4-6 tbsp liquid. Sorry for the confusion.
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