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Bowl full of blueberry muffin energy balls.

Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 25
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Make your own healthy, naturally sweetened snack bites with this recipe for blueberry energy balls. They really do taste like blueberry muffins!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup (about 10) medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

Method 1:

  1. Process: Add all ingredients into your food processor and blend until combined.
  2. Form balls: Once mixture is combined, use your hands (or a small/medium cookie scoop) to form the dough into balls, using about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each ball. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  3. To store: Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for 3 months.

Method 2: 

  1. Process nuts: Place almonds and cashews into food processor and pulse until they are chopped into small pieces. Place nut mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Process dates: Put dates into the food processor and pulse until a paste forms (the dates will probably form into a sticky ball).
  3. Add nuts and remaining ingredients: Add nuts back into the processor with the dates and add in blueberries, vanilla, lemon juice and sea salt. Pulse until everything is well combined.
  4. Form balls: Once mixture is combined, use your hands (or a small/medium cookie scoop) to form the dough into balls, using about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each ball. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  5. To store: Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for 3 months.

Notes

  1. Hard/dry dates: If your dates are hard and dry, you can soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just drain them well before using.
  2. Crumbly dough: If your dough seems too crumbly to stick together after processing even when squeezing it together with your hands, you can try adding a couple more dates or adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture starts to hold together well enough to form into balls. See note above.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: blueberry energy balls