One of the best ways to stick with healthy foods is to plan ahead. That way, when those snack cravings come around, you already have a plan! These no-bake energy balls are filled with dates and other fruits, oats, and delicious spices. They have all the Fall flavors you love, plus lots of healthy fiber, protein, fats, and low GI energy.
Oat what a Feeling, it’s a Date!
All three of these no-bake energy ball recipes are based on up to 1 cup of dates, plus 1 cup of oats. We then adjust the number of dates depending on what other nuts and fruits are in the energy ball recipe.
- One cup of medjool dates, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds and 1/2 cup of rolled oats, flavored with pumpkin spice and coated with pumpkin seeds.
- Half a cup of each of dried cranberries and medjool dates, mixed with walnuts and oats – plus a touch of orange zest. Rolled in crushed walnuts.
- Half a cup of dried apple (soaked in water to soften) and almonds, half a cup of medjool dates, mixed with almonds and oats. Spiced with cinnamon. Then coated with crushed almonds and more cinnamon.
Can You see a Pattern Emerging?
That’s right! Just start with one cup of medjool dates (or half a cup of dates mixed with half a cup of fruit). Then add one cup of oats (or half a cup of oats mixed with half a cup of nuts) and some other flavorings of your choice!
However, it’s important that there’s always at least half a cup of dates. This ensures you have a rich, sweet flavor and keeps your no-bake energy balls from falling apart. Also, if your dates seem a little dry, soak them in warm water until they’re nice and gooey. Finally, if your mixture is still dry then you can add some maple syrup. Be careful and add the maple one teaspoon at a time until the mixture sticks together.
Time to get Rolling!
Each recipe makes 12 no-bake energy bites. So, simply divide the mix into 12 even portions. Then, with wet hands (to stop the mix from sticking) roll them into balls. Lastly, toss them in their coating of nuts, spices or other flavorings. This step makes them extra tasty, and also stops them from being really sticky.
Once they are done, you can keep your energy balls in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long!).
If you try these no-bake energy bites please let us know what you think with a comment and a rating! Every bit of feedback helps make the blog even better!Print
And if you’re looking for another power-packed snack, check out our Peanut Butter Energy Balls.