We made these at our first Green Week workshop yesterday and they were a very big hit. Enjoy- in moderation of course 🙂
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed or chia seeds
- 5 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Any nut butter can be substituted for the almond butter but please ensure that they are not too dry. The coffee should be fresh and unused and as finely ground as possible so that the energy balls do not have a gritty texture. This is also true of the flax and chia seeds.
Stir the oats, flax/chia seeds, and coffee together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed, then add the nut butter, honey, and vanilla. Once well combined fold in the chocolate chips and cranberries. Stir well so that every bite includes all of the ingredients- you don’t want anyone to miss out.
Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes if the mixture is too soft to roll. Once chilled, roll into balls about the same size as a ping-pong ball. The mixture should make about 10-12 of this size. Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week or place them in an airtight container in the freezer where they will keep for up to 3 months.
Thanks go to Brittany at https://blissfulbritt.com/2013/01/25/coffee/ for the recipe and the photo.