Sunday, March 3, 2013
No-Bake Energy Balls
1 cup oatmeal (I used old fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
optional add-ins = 1/2 cup of: chocolate chips, craisins, raisins, peanut butter chips
I used 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl (or mix in your mixer, I did) until thoroughly blended. Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2. Once chilled, roll into balls about an inch in diameter. Enjoy!
3. Store in an airtight container up to one week.
I originally got this recipe from my friend, Merissa. She found the recipe on gimmesomeoven.com.
The options for mixture of ingredients are plenty! You could substitute any of your favorite nut butters for the peanut butter, skip the flaxseed and/or chia seeds, and add any other similarly textured and beneficial ingredients. The key is to make sure your mixture will stick together to form yummy balls of energy!