No-Bake Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls
A delicious no-bake snack for everyone to enjoy
These energy balls are a delicious snack that I often have on hand in my fridge or freezer. They are great as a snack when I get home from work or in the afternoon paired with some fruit to beat the afternoon slump. They are easy to whip together and I often like to double the recipe and store extra in my freezer. They contain fibre, protein, and chocolate for the flavour factor.
Makes ~ 14 balls
What You Need:
- 1.5 cups of gluten-free large flake oats, blended into flour
- ½ cup almond meal or almond flour
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil (or other neutral-tasting oil)
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter (or other but butter)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
How to Make the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Balls:
- Put the oats into a blender or food processor and blend until it looks similar to the consistency of wheat flour (it is ok if it is not completely smooth).
- Pour “oat flour” into a large bowl. Add ½ cup of almond flour and mix until combined.
- Add canola oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
- Feel “dough” with your hands. If it is too dry, add additional peanut butter. If it is wet, add additional flour. You should be able to shape the dough into balls.
- Create small balls and set them on a plate or in a container. Put in the fridge or freezer. Wait at least 30 minutes until consuming or they will be quite crumbly.
- Store in the fridge for 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and can use it as an additional snack option to mix things up!
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