No-Bake Almond Chip Balls

Got five minutes, a bowl and a spoon? Then whip up these yummy balls! A perfect school snack, since they’re peanut free, these are a great on-the-go breakfast, too (pack up a few with an apple and you’re good to go).  Feel free to double or triple the batch—these will go fast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 6 Tbs ground flaxseed (use golden flax–not dark–for a lighter taste)
  • ¼ cup almond butter (if using salted, omit sea salt)
  • 4 Tbs maple syrup or agave nectar
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 Tbs mini chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 Tbs raisins

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, stir all ingredients until well combined. (If sunflower seed butter was in fridge, microwave for 30 seconds to make it easier to stir.)
  2. Using hands, roll into 15 balls. Store in fridge or freezer.

Tips & Variations:

  1. Use any nut or seed butter (natural variety, with no added sugar) instead of sunflower seed butter.
  2. Try other nuts or seeds (e.g., sliced almonds, sunflower seeds) instead of sunflower seeds.
  3. Substitute maple or almond extract for vanilla.
  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons chia and/or hemp seeds; omit equal amount flax.
  5. Use dried cranberries, other dried fruit (chopped apricots, currants, etc.) instead of raisins
  6. Add ¼ cup shredded dried coconut.
  7. Add ¼ cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder; omit ¼ cup oat flour.

Per ball: 94 calories, 5g fat (1g sat, 0g trans), 1mg sodium, 1g fibre, 6g sugars, 2g protein

Nutty Chip Balls

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