Hiii. Due to the overwhelming (luke-warm) response on my Instagram page, I decided to make this my next post. You know when you’re at work and you just need a little snacky-poo? This is the snacky-poo you need. Creamy almond butter, rolled oats and ground flaxseed mixed with freshly ground espresso and chocolate chips, then rolled into bite-size balls that you can eat quickly and suspiciously because you’re not really supposed to be eating at work. And then somebody says, “What’s that?”
“It’s an energy ball!”
“What’s an energy ball?”
“It’s like a, like, rolled oats and almond butter, and some chocolate, there’s some energy in there. It’s balls-it’s a ball. It tastes good. …..I have energy now!”
You too can have the energy, if you make these balls.
*I’ve made this recipe with both almond butter and peanut butter, and can tell you that either will taste great. However, the espresso (or coffee) in the balls will be more prominent if you use almond butter which has a more mild flavour, and you want to make sure your butter is creamy enough to blend into the other ingredients.
I also used chocolate-covered coffee beans in my first attempt at this recipe, which were delicious. The second time I used mini chocolate chips, which were the perfect size and blended nicely with the espresso.
You can also roll these in coconut, or mix some in-if the mixture is too dry to handle, just add a little more almond butter.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1.5 tablespoons ground espresso (or coffee)
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Stir together the oats, flaxseed, coconut and ground espresso in a medium bowl. Add almond butter, honey, and vanilla and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill for 20 minutes. Roll into bite-sized balls and store in a sealed container up to 1 week.
Stay tuned for more snacky-poos.
Recipe from Blissful Britt.