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6 October, 2016

2-Ingredient Energy Balls

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Here’s another super easy recipe for delicious raw 2-ingredient energy balls. They are completely vegan and great for those who want to enjoy some healthy sweet truffles, but don’t want to eat nuts and fats.

The best part about this recipe is that it requires no machines and the only ingredients you need are dates and oats or oat flour, as well as a fork.

Optionally, you can add nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, other dried fruit or cocoa powder in the mixture, but those 2 ingredients work perfectly fine for this recipe.

 

Since I tried making part of my energy balls with whole oats, and the other part – with oat flour, I found out that the preparation is a bit different, I’ll write down both recipes. It turns out that the truffles with whole oats look a bit more appealing, but the ones with oat flour taste a bit better since the mixture is more homogeneous and the flavors are perfectly combined. However, if you like the taste of oat, you’ll love the version with whole oats since their taste pops out a bit more there.

 

Energy balls with oat flour

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dates
  • Some drinking water
  • 2 cups of oat flour or grounded oats
  • Cinnamon, cocoa or cacao powder – optional
  • Tahini or peanut butter – optional

 

Directions

Soak your dates in water for a few hours. Then, take the dates out from the water and mash them with a fork. I usually like adding a spoon of tahini, because I think it makes the mashed dates smoother, but this is completely optional. If you want, you can add some cocoa or cacao powder, or some cinnamon and mix it well.

 

juicy datesmashed dates

 

Add the oats flour little by little and continue mixing everything well. The mixture is ready when it stops looking like dates puree and starts looking more like dough that you can shape. Make small balls out of this mixture. Their size depends on your preference.

 

dates and oat flourdate and oat energy balls mixture

 

Keep some oat flour and roll the energy balls in it. Keep them in a refrigerator for a few hours, although you can eat them straight away. However, the more they stay in the fridge, the better they taste.

 

oat flour energy balls

 

 

Energy balls with whole oats

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dates
  • Some drinking water
  • 2 cups of oats
  • Cinnamon, cocoa or cacao powder – optional
  • Tahini or peanut butter – optional

 

Directions

Soak your dates in water for a few hours. Take them out of the water and mash them, but this time keep the water as well, we’ll use it later.

 

juicy datesmashed dates

 

If you want, add some condiments and tahini to your mashed dates and mix everything well. Then, add the oats little by little while mixing. You’ll notice that since the oats are a bit dry, the mixture doesn’t stay that solid this time. Add a bit of the date water and you’ll see that this mixture starts looking more like dough too.

 

dates and oatsdates and oats mixture

 

Shape some balls. This time you don’t have to roll the balls into grounded oats. They may look a bit mushy, but after a few hours in the fridge, they’ll become perfect.

 

energy balls with whole oats

 

Bonus idea

If you want to make energy bars, just put some parchment paper on a tray and spread the ready mixture over it. Keep in the refrigerator and cut bars after the mixture hardens.

 

2-Ingredient Energy Balls

Serving Size: 20 - 28 balls

Calories per serving: 2035, 70-90 per ball

Fat per serving: 24.13 g

Saturated fat per serving: 8.05g

Carbs per serving: 394.3 g

Protein per serving: 57.6 g

Fiber per serving: 51.8 g

Sugar per serving: 92.6 g

Sodium per serving: 3 mg

2-Ingredient Energy Balls

Ingredients

Energy balls with oat flour

1 cup of dates

Some drinking water

2 cups of oat flour or grounded oats

Cinnamon, cocoa or cacao powder – optional

Tahini or peanut butter - optional

Energy balls with whole oats

1 cup of dates

Some drinking water

2 cups of oats

Cinnamon, cocoa or cacao powder – optional

Tahini or peanut butter - optional

Instructions

Energy balls with oat flour

Soak your dates in water for a few hours. Then, take the dates out from the water and mash them with a fork. I usually like adding a spoon of tahini, because I think it makes the mashed dates smoother, but this is completely optional. If you want, you can add some cocoa or cacao powder, or some cinnamon and mix it well.

Add the oats flour little by little and continue mixing everything well. The mixture is ready when it stops looking like dates puree and starts looking more like dough that you can shape. Make small balls out of this mixture. Their size depends on your preference.

Keep some oat flour and roll the energy balls in it. Keep them in a refrigerator for a few hours, although you can eat them straight away. However, the more they stay in the fridge, the better they taste.

Energy balls with whole oats

Soak your dates in water for a few hours. Take them out of the water and mash them, but this time keep the water as well, we’ll use it later.

If you want, add some condiments and tahini to your mashed dates and mix everything well. Then, add the oats little by little while mixing. You’ll notice that since the oats are a bit dry, the mixture doesn’t stay that solid this time. Add a bit of the date water and you’ll see that this mixture starts looking more like dough too.

Shape some balls. This time you don’t have to roll the balls into grounded oats. They may look a bit mushy, but after a few hours in the fridge, they’ll become perfect.

Bonus idea

If you want to make energy bars, just put some parchment paper on a tray and spread the ready mixture over it. Keep in the refrigerator and cut bars after the mixture hardens.

Notes

Calcium 337 mg

Iron 5.5 mg

Potassium 2384 mg

Sodium 3 mg

Zinc 0.4 mg

Thiamin 0.08 mg

Riboflavin 0.1 mg

Niacin 1.87 mg

Vitamin B6 0.24 mg

Vitamin A 15 IU Vitamin K 2.9 Ug

http://www.myhealthydessert.com/recipes/2-ingredients/2-ingredient-energy-balls/

 

Which version did you like more? Tell me in the comments below. 🙂

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