Almond Butter Energy Balls
Yield: 15-18 balls
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds
1 cup rolled oats
3 tbsp. flax meal
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup raw unsalted almond butter
1/3 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Place dates in a small bowl and cover them with water. Allow to set for 10 minutes to soften your dates. Drain the water after the dates have soaked for 10 minutes.
While dates are softening place your almonds into the food processor. Pulse until almonds are chopped into small pieces, about 1 minute.
Add your rolled oats and process for 20 seconds until the oats have become almost flour like but still have a bit of texture.
Place your chia seeds, flax meal, almond butter, coconut butter and drained dates into the food processor.
Process until everything is combined and a crumbly dough starts to form.
Add your almond milk and process until a cookie like dough is formed.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon and roll in the palm of your hand to form a smooth ball. Repeat until you have used all of your dough.
*These are packed with nutrients and great for a hangry time snack! You should store your energy balls in an airtight container. I generally freeze mine to keep them fresh (you can find the glass containers I use here). Take them on the go and they will be ready to eat in less than 10 minutes! To keep these gluten-free make sure to use gluten-free oats.
*Coconut butter tends to harden and soften depending on the temperature. You want a soft coconut butter for this recipe. If yours is hardened I recommend either running the jar under warm water or microwaving for a few seconds at a time until soft. You don't want it completely melted it should look like softened butter. You can find my favorite coconut butter here.