Almond Energy Balls (Vegan & Healthy)

by Monique

These easy to make Almond Energy Balls are not only vegan and gluten-free but packed with nutrients. The perfect healthy snack, the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Bowl filled with Almond Energy Balls with almonds in the background.

These 8-ingredient Almond Energy Balls are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar free, oil-free and the perfect healthy snack!

Made with wholesome ingredients like almonds, rolled oats, flax meal and chia seeds they will give you a burst of energy. Perfect for that afternoon slump. 

I love making energy balls they are perfect for when hunger strikes and you need something filling right then and there. I generally make a big batch of these and freeze them. They only take a little while to thaw out when I’m in need of a snack. 

These are also perfect for kiddos, you can get them involved in the rolling process as well. They will love this fun activity! 

Ingredient Notes:

  • Almonds – I recommend using raw unsalted almonds for this recipe. 
  • Oats – Just good Old Fashioned Rolled Oats will do. 
  • Flax Meal – Flax Meal is just ground up flax seeds. I prefer Golden Flax Seeds. 
  • Chia Seeds – These can be found in most stores. If you are shopping at a regular box chain type store it will likely be in the “health food” section. 
  • Dates – Unpitted are cheaper so I usually buy those and just take the pits out myself. It is very easy to do so. 
  • Almond butter – Any brand will work just go with an unsweetened and unsalted variety if you can. 
  • Coconut Butter – This adds a great flavor and creaminess. If you don’t have any on hand you could just substitute this with more almond butter. 
  • Almond Milk – Any plant milk will work this helps to form the balls together. 
Close up, Bowl filled with Almond Butter Energy Balls with almonds in the background.

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Bowl filled with Almond Energy Balls with almonds in the background.

Almond Energy Balls (Vegan & Healthy)

These easy to make Almond Energy Balls are not only vegan and gluten-free but packed with nutrients. The perfect healthy snack, the whole family is sure to enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 17 balls

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp. flax meal
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • ½ cup soft pitted dates
  • ¾ cup raw unsalted almond butter
  • cup coconut butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Place your almonds into the food processor. Pulse until almonds are chopped into small pieces, about 1 minute.
  • Add your rolled oats and process for 20 seconds until the oats have become almost flour like but still have a bit of texture.
  • Place your chia seeds, flax meal, almond butter, coconut butter and dates into the food processor.
  • Process until everything is combined and a crumbly dough starts to form.
  • Add your almond milk and process until a cookie like dough is formed.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon and roll in the palm of your hand to form a smooth ball. Repeat until you have used all of your dough.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store your energy balls in an airtight container. I generally freeze mine to keep them fresh. Take them on the go and they will be ready to eat in less than 10 minutes! 
  • Coconut butter tends to harden and soften depending on the temperature. You want a soft coconut butter for this recipe. If yours is hardened I recommend either running the jar under warm water or microwaving for a few seconds at a time until soft. You don't want it completely melted it should look like softened butter. 
  • If your dates are hard place in a small bowl and cover them with hot water. Allow to set for 10 minutes to soften your dates. Drain the water after the dates have soaked for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
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