Energy Balls

My favorite paring with fruit for a complete morning snack. These little nuggets are great for lunch boxes and the that afternoon slump. I make a big batch (or two) at the beginning of the week and munch on them all week long. 


  • 2 cups of pitted Medjool dates. Or about 20 of them*
  • 3 tablespoons nut butter. (We use almond but peanut works too!)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds 
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until mixture comes together. It will be very sticky so consider using some oil on your hands to make it a but easier to handle.
  2. Roll tablespoons of mixture in to round balls and place in dish or tray and refrigerate.

* You may need to soak dates in a bowl of warm water just for a few minutes to add some moisture back to them. 

Store in air tight container in refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy as a "am I really hungry or just bored?" healthy alternative. 

Play with the recipe a bit! You can add dried cranberries or a different combination of nuts. The possibilities are endless! 

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