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Energy Balls Recipe {master mix + 5 flavors}

THE Master Mix Energy Balls Recipe! You will love this oatmeal base recipe and ways to make your own flavors. They’re easy to make, made in one bowl and perfect for meal prep. A gluten free and vegan friendly recipe using your choice of ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Yield: About 20 balls 1x
  • Scale:

Ingredients

Master Energy Ball Mix

  • 2/3 cup creamy nut butter of choice (peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or even sunflower seed or tahini. A mix may also be used)
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup (or a similar sticky sweetener)
  • 1.25 cups gluten free rolled oats (make sure to use old-fashioned rolled, not quick)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (or ground flaxseed)
  • 3/4 cup total mix-ins (i.e. chocolate chips, dried berries, shredded coconut, etc. Can divide between two or use less.)

See notes for flavor ingredients and amounts

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients: In a large bowl mix together nut butter and sticky sweetener until combined. Add in rolled oats, chia seeds (or ground flaxseed) and the mix-ins you’re using. Stir using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon until combined then place bowl in freezer for 15 minutes to chill – this will make rolling the balls easier.
  2. Roll into balls: Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper and begin scooping the energy balls and placing on the baking sheet. I use a medium cookie scoop, creating about 1.5″ sized balls. Roll between palms to create a smooth ball.
  3. Store: To freeze, place tray directly in freezer for 30 minutes, then transfer to storage container, layering as needed. If keeping in the fridge, it’s best to place energy balls in one layer but you don’t have to.

Recipes Notes:

Almond Mocha Flavor – use almond butter, add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon espresso powder, 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Cranberry Orange Flavor – use cashew butter or almond butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup dried cranberries, zest of 1 medium orange

Blueberry Coconut Flavor – use cashew butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 dried blueberries, 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Birthday Cake Flavor – use cashew butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/2 cup jimmies sprinkles

Chocolate Chip – use nut butter of choice and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Nutrition approximate, based on cashew butter with part chocolate chip, part dried unsweetened berries

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 energy ball
  • Calories: 122
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g