Peanut Butter & Oat Energy Balls

Peanut Butter & Oat Energy Balls

Snacks don't get much easier than this. Just a mixing bowl with a few ingredients and you're sorted. Say goodbye to trying to clean your food processor after blending nut butter!


One of the great things about this recipe is that is uses relatively cheap pantry ingredients that are really nutritious. Let's start by getting something straight, nuts are your friend! They are some of the most nutritious foods out there and while they're high in fat they can actually lower your LDL cholesterol and reduce your waistline. Now we're not saying you should eat a tub of nut butter in one go (we've all been there) but definitely aim to eat nuts everyday — unsalted is best. And in case we haven't convinced you yet, they are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin E, the stress-relieving mineral magnesium and a compound called resveratrol which might potentially delay aging! Sold!

 

Ingredients:

  • 350g peanut butter
  • 4 TBSP maple syrup/honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour (alternatively blitz use some oats in a food processor to act as the flour)
  • handful of raisins
  • handful of oats (use certified gluten free oats if required)
  • handful of cacao nibs

 

Instructions:

  • Mix the peanut butter with the maple/honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Next mix in the oats, raisins and cacao nibs.
  • Then add the coconut flour and mix well — depending on how runny your peanut butter is you might need to add more coconut flour if it still seems to sticky.
  • Using your hands roll the mixture into balls.
  • Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.