Apples, ginger bits, oats, almond butter with just a hint of honey + spices rolled up into these Apple Ginger Energy Balls. The perfect pick me up for an afternoon snack on the go!
Every October means apple picking season. This year I might have picked WAY too many apples, but there were so many I couldn’t stop. I made apple sauce, apple cookies, dried apples, apple pancakes, and an apple smoothie. I discovered that I never really grow tired of apples!
And I didn’t stop making apple recipes! These little balls of goodness are portable gems for hiking, biking, sitting at your desk at work – they would like to go everywhere you go. I’m sure you’ll take them once you taste their wholesome goodness.
How to make these Apple No bake Energy Balls
Step 1: Toast oats. (optional)
Toasting the oats before mixing the energy balls give them a little crisper texture.
Step 2: Mix all ingredients in large bowl.
Everything will get mixed together except for the whole almonds. Set those aside to press on top after rolling.
Step 3: Roll into balls.
To keep the energy balls from sticking to the palm of your hands, wet your hands just a little. It will make for easier rolling.
Step 4: Top with almond. Store in airtight container.
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Apple, almond butter and ginger in a healthy little energy ball.
- 1.5 cups rolled oats lightly toasted
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 1/4 cups dried apple finely chopped (recipe here)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 10 small pieces candied ginger finely diced
- 12 whole raw almonds to top (optional)
Place oats on a rimmed baking sheet and toast at 350 F for 10 min until just lightly browned. (If you’re short on time, you can skip toasting the oats. I like them to have a little crunchy texture.)
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except whole almonds. Mix throughly.
Scoop out about a tablespoon and then roll between your palms to create the balls. It’s helpful to wet the palms of your hand a little bit before rolling to prevent sticking. I wet them a few times during the process.
Place one whole almond on its side on top of each ball. It is helpful to add a little dot of honey on top of the ball to hold the almond in place.
Store in an air tight container or gallon-size bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
adapted from a recipe found @ fitfoodiefinds.com
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