Try these Almond Butter Energy Balls and you'll be hooked. These are delicious almond butter snack balls that are healthy and easy to make. If you are after a paleo energy ball or a coconut flour ball, this recipe will suit your needs. This recipe is vegan and gluten free too.
I see energy balls being served everywhere these days and for good reason - they're a great grab-n-go, portion-controlled, and can be tasty. They're also often made with oats, which is fine, but sometimes I want something just a little different.
So here is my take on the energy ball fad with this Almond Butter Energy Ball recipe that uses coconut flour instead.
Within minutes, you will be sitting there with a mountain of your own Almond Butter Energy Balls (or rather, just think of them as bite-sized pieces of almond butter that you can pick up with your fingers!).
This is what you need for this Almond Butter Energy Ball Recipe
These almond butter snack balls contain very few basic ingredients, which is no bad thing because:
- 1) you know exactly you're eating and
- 2) you'll have most of these ingredients in your kitchen already.
In particular, you're only going to need five ingredients for these vegan almond butter balls:
- almond butter,
- coconut flour,
- flax seed,
- maple syrup, and
As you can see, nothing processed and naturally-occurring sugars are used.
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How to Make Almond Butter Energy Balls
Making these Almond Butter Energy Balls only requires two steps, so you can make them as fast as you can eat them on a rushed morning. Of course, the real benefit is making a bunch and saving them for the next few mornings.
First step: Simply mix the almond butter and maple syrup together then add in the rest of the ingredients.
Second step: Once thoroughly mixed, scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mix and then press/roll until your paleo energy ball is formed. Ta-da!
These are basic and tasty paleo energy balls made with almond butter
These Almond Butter Energy Balls are indeed paleo-friendly. And I know what my non-paleo readers might be thinking - are these paleo energy balls going to be tasty? YES.
They're sweet, but not too sweet. It's important when you're eating a dense food that hits your taste buds and teeth all at once.
As there are no chopped nuts or dried fruits in this recipe, there's not a lot of crunch or chewiness to these paleo energy balls. They're also smoother than these energy balls made with oats since the primary ingredient here is coconut flour instead.
You can add some more flavor to these coconut flour balls to your liking by drizzling dark chocolate on top or perhaps sprinkling desiccated coconut. If you are following a strict paleo diet, choose a dark chocolate that is suitable for you.
Drizzling dark chocolate on top or sprinkling desiccated coconut on top will also spruce up their look if you're planning to serve these coconut flour balls to guests.
You can also try checking out these oatmeal energy balls recipe for more suggestions on different mix-ins available. I personally like the simplistic flavor of these almond butter snack balls and didn't want to add another ingredient to the recommended recipe.
And of course, as a mom now, I do want to point out to my fellow parents that these Almond Butter Energy Balls are great snacks for kids because they're healthy, easy to handle, and portion-controlled. My toddler loves them so much he's even taken to calling them snack balls instead (not that I mind!).
Kids love these almond butter snack balls
You can help these almond butter snack balls hold their shape by keeping them in the refrigerator and setting them inside paper muffin liners. My toddler likes to help make this recipe and set each of the finished balls inside a muffin liner.
So on the mornings they're available, we'll just pop a couple of these vegan almond butter balls into our kid's lunch box, or in a small tupperware before we start our day's adventure. When snack time rolls around, these almond butter snack balls are always a hit.
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- ¾ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Mix the almond butter and maple syrup together. Mix in the coconut flour, chia seeds and cinnamon. Using a fork, mix until everything is well blended.
- Scoop about a 1 tablespoon sized ball your hands. Gently press and roll until an energy ball is formed. If you find that the dough is too dry, add more almond butter a tiny bit at a time, until the consistency will hold the shape of a ball. Alternatively, if you find the dough is too wet, add more coconut flour a tiny bit at a time, until the consistency will hold the shape of a ball. Repeat and make remaining energy balls.
If you are looking for more energy ball recipes, try these Oatmeal Energy Balls. With one batter, you can make four different types of energy balls.
You may also love these Easy Peanut Butter Balls. This healthy recipe is made with peanut butter, oats, flaxseeds, maple syrup and vanilla powder. It’s vegan, gluten free and high protein.
I am following the Keto diet. If I either half or completely omit the maple syrup, do you think they will still taste good?
Tina Jui says
Hi Anna, I think 1/2 might be okay, but I'm not sure about omitting it all. I haven't tried it like that before and I imagine it would make the consistency different too. Have you tried keto maple syrup like this one made with monk fruit?
Could I use almond flour instead?
Tina Jui says
I haven't tried it before, but I don't think it would work. Coconut flour is a lot more absorbent than almond flour, so I would worry the energy balls would be too wet and not hold their shape.
Looks great and simply! Going to try this ! Do you think I could add in some protein powder? What would I need to change in the measurements!
Tina Jui says
Hi Brooke, I've never added protein powder in this before so I can't say for sure. As always, use your best judgement and I really hope you enjoy the recipe.
My kids and I really enjoyed these. I was lazy and used ground, golden flax seed in place of the chia seeds. Next time I make these I’ll add in a few extra goodies but even on their own this is a very tasty recipe. I felt satisfied and ready to go for the day after eating these with some fruit and yogurt on the side. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
Great consistency, love the addition of coconut flour!