Yields: 24 balls
Prep Time: 75 minutes (chill time included)
I'm not sure I'd be a good vegan if I didn't have a some version of a energy ball recipe. These are GREAT to make in bulk and keep stored in the freezer. I particularly like these because my kids think they're a real treat. I'm also a fan of the texture, especially when they've been in the freezer overnight.
It's easy to pack these full of healthy ingredients. I always put flax meal and chia seeds in my recipe for an extra boost of fiber and amino acids.
You can use this recipe as a template but feel free to get creative and add whatever ingredients sound appealing to you. Think of this as a healthier version of cookie dough that won't cause a sugar crash after eating.
Vegan Peanut Butter Energy Balls
1 cup, old fashioned oats
1/2 cup, vegan dark chocolate, chopped small
1/2 cup, peanut butter (or your preferred nut butter)
1/2 cup, chia seeds
2 TBSP, flax meal
1/3 cup, maple syrup
1 tsp, vanilla extract
1 tsp, ground cinnamon
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl.
In your hand, roll small 2" round balls.
Place balls in a sealable container lined with parchment paper, with a small amount of space in between if possible. *Don't worry, they don't stick together too much.
Place in freezer for about an hour before serving.
Store in freezer until gone.
Jesse Brune-Horan is a professional vegan chef and founder of the fed collective. He offers wellness coaching online and vegan catering in Southern California.