Oaty Energy Balls

These have been such a great hit with my family and friends and I’ve been asked many times by you to divulge the secret so you can now make your own. 

These are a delicious healthy snack for entertaining, school lunches or a yummy morning/afternoon snack.

Ingredients (serves 32)

  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp linseeds or sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 large egg

Method

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees and line a square baking tray (9x9inches) with grease proof paper and run lightly with oil.

In a bowl place all the dry ingredients and mix together.

Place oil, honey and peanut butter into a sauce pan – over a low heat melt together.

Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and stir well.

Add beaten egg to the mixture and stir together.

Transfer the mixture into a greased baking tray and firmly push down into the tray with a spatula.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool for a few minutes in the tin and then cut into small squares.

Leave to cool completely and then remove from the tin.

Store in an air tight container.

Adapt it

  • Swap the walnuts for hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts or any nuts you like!
  • You can make these into little balls too! Take spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls – bake for around 8 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 32.

Nutritional Information/serve

KJ = 449   Carbs = 9g   Protein = 3g   Fat = 6g   Fibre = 1g


 

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