Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls

2 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments

I’ve been seeing this idea of “energy balls” online for some time. Just google it and you’ll see page after page of ideas using things like oats, honey, peanut butter and coconut flakes.

I love the concept, mostly because I suck at making granola bars and this is a great alternative to have something convenient yet homemade to grab on the way to the gym or as a late-night snack.

The 3-Year-Old who helped make them ate 2. The Almost-9-Year-Old thought they were gross. I wish I captured his face after he tried it. I don’t think he expected the sweetness or texture.

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls

I loved them and thought the dried blueberries were a great addition. I may try another variation with almond butter and chocolate chips. That will probably win over the non-believer.

Anyway, this is how I made this batch….

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (80g)
  • 6 tbsp sunflower seed butter — click here to see how I made mine. (96g) (any nut butter should work)
  • 1/2 cup golden flaxseed meal (52g) (You can always just grind whole flaxseeds as well)
  • 1/4 maple syrup (82g) (honey would work)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries (40g)

Put everything in a large bowl.

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls - Ingredients

Mix well until everything is combined.

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls - Ingredients Mixed

Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. This makes rolling a TON easier.

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls - Rolling

Roll into 18 small balls. Don’t do what I did and make the first 3 gigantic until you realize you aren’t going to have enough. (See size difference in the photo above.)

Store in the fridge.

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls - Finished

Grab and go!

Here’s the approximate nutritional information per ball, I’ve been eating 2-3 in a sitting.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
18 1 Energy Ball
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
80 4g 2g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 0g 10g 2g

See other recipes using: dried fruit, flax seeds, maple syrup, oatmeal

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    June 3, 2014

    Yum!! I have to try this for sure. I've been eating these Chocolate Power Balls and they are super yummy too. (if you like dates & walnuts) I love these no cook recipes. I really appreciate you sharing these gluten free recipes since I've been eating GF since January


    June 15, 2014

    Inspiration strikes again. Looked in pantry for what I had immediately availabLe. I used raw almond butter and replaced the maple syrup and oats with Spectrum's Decadent Blend Chia & Flax Seed with Cocoa and Coconut and a packet of some fancy oat and flax oatmeal packet I had in pantry. Probably the most expensive energy ball ever but hey, I may still share with the two year old!


    June 15, 2014

    I made these today and although I did not have any dried berries they were excellent. I did had some golden flaxseed. That part took the longest. Grinding a half a cup is work! But worth it. Even my husband liked these. I am going to be adding these to my recipe file.