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No Bake Almond Butter Balls

No Bake Almond Butter Balls are a great snack option! Made with only four ingredients, they taste sweet and you can feel good about eating them.

No Bake Almond Butter Balls neatly arranged on a black plate with a bowl of honey and a bowl of oats sitting behind the plate.

No Bake Almond Butter Balls

I often like to have healthy, easy to grab snacks on hand.

Do you remember those peanut butter bars they used to sell in grade school?  I was addicted to those things.  And now when I look back on it, all I was really eating was massive amounts of sugar and peanut butter.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my sweets.  But I ate one just about every single school day.  It’s almost cringe-worthy…

Close up view of almond butter oat balls on a black plate.

I made these little almond butter energy balls over the weekend and they reminded me of the peanut butter bars but without all of the sugar.  So now when I want a snack reminiscent of childhood memories, I can make these.

At least this way I can control what goes into them and have a delicious, healthy snack.

These almond butter protein balls are sweetened with honey, are gluten-free, and contain only four ingredients:  almond butter, oats, honey, and ground flaxseed.

Almond butter, oats, flaxseed meal, and honey arranged in bowls on a wooden surface.

However, make sure your oats package states “gluten-free”.  Yes, oats are naturally gluten free but they do risk cross-contamination during transportation and processing.

Most companies that process oats also process wheat.  Just be sure you are getting your oats from a reputable gluten-free source and you should be fine.

I’m not always the healthiest person, but sometimes your body will let you know when you need to lay off of the refined sugars and complex carbs.

I was beginning to feel like a slug!  It’s not a very good feeling at all.

Almond butter and oats mixed together in a glass bowl being scooped out with a cookie scoop.

Healthy and easy almond butter balls

All you need for this recipe is a mixing bowl and a silicone spatula.

I used this almond butter.  If you haven’t made it then you will need to or you can use the store-bought kind.  It’s up to you.

Mix the almond butter and honey together in your mixing bowl.  Once it is thoroughly combined it should be fairly smooth and creamy.

Stir in the ground flaxseed.  My supermarket only sells whole flax seed so I had to grind it myself.  If this is the case for you, only grind what you need at a time because flaxseed goes bad quickly once it is ground.

You can use a coffee grinder if you don’t own one of those special flaxseed grinders.  I used the single-serve cup for my Ninja Kitchen System and it worked quite well.

The last ingredient is oats.  This will take some arm power!  Once the oats are added in the mixture becomes extremely thick.  Work the oats in as best as you can to get them evenly throughout the mixture.

Front view of almond butter energy bites on a black plate.

Once everything is all mixed up, roll the mixture into one tablespoon-sized balls.  You should be able to get about 17 balls out of this recipe.

Refrigerate the almond butter balls for 30 minutes prior to serving.  They will keep for one week in an airtight container stored in the refrigerator.

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No Bake Almond Butter Balls neatly arranged on a black plate

No Bake Almond Butter Balls

Yield: 17 almond butter balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

No Bake Almond Butter Balls are a great snack option! Made with only four ingredients, they taste sweet and you can feel good about eating them.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (125 g) homemade almond butter
  • ⅓ cup (113 g) raw honey
  • 1 cup (80 g) quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the almond butter and honey. Add the ground flax seed and then the oats. Mix well.
  2. Roll mixture into 1 Tbs sized balls and place on a platter or pan lined with wax paper. 
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

If you can't find flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed), you can grind whole seeds in a food processor. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 17 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

* Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be accurate. For the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients and brands you use to make the recipe, using your own nutrition calculator, nutritionist, or medical professional.

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Dawn

Sunday 14th of February 2021

The nutrition facts on this recipe are way off. Not a low calorie snack by any means. Otherwise it was a good recipe, came out delicious and very easy to make.

Afnan Abdullah

Monday 20th of January 2020

Can we replace almond butter with peanut butter? ❤️ LOVED this recipe but I prefer the taste of peanut butter

Jen Sobjack

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

That should be fine.

Margaret

Thursday 15th of August 2019

What about using maple syrup instead of honey?

Jen Sobjack

Thursday 15th of August 2019

That would probably be tasty!

Shel. K

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

What is an alternate for flax seed?

Jen Sobjack

Thursday 28th of June 2018

You can try adding finely ground almonds or other nuts/seeds. You could also just omit it all together.

Storm

Thursday 24th of March 2016

Do you need to cook the oats beforehand?

Jen

Thursday 24th of March 2016

No. Use uncooked oats.

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