Breakfast Energy Balls

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READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 2
YIELD: 16 balls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    ounces nuts, ground (use a spice or coffee grinder)
  • 4
    ounces dried fruit, torn to be no larger than raisins
  • 2
    tablespoons cocoa powder (use carob for caffeine-free balls)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Note : at step 2 you can add a couple drops of vanilla extract (or any other aroma), and/or a couple dashes of cinnamon and/or other spices to vary the taste. Btw you can really use whatever nuts/seeds and dried fruit you want! I like pumpkin seeds and coconut with apricot and cranberries.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender for 2 minutes, or until it starts to form clumps and pieces of fruit are barely visible.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and work it with your hands to see if it sticks together when pressed hard. If not, add water, a couple drops at a time, until it does.
  • Form into 16 half-ounce balls. You can store them on top of eachother in a container, they won't stick together and won't loose their shape if you carry them. I recommend refrigerating them overnight to let the flavours blend a little and the texture set.
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