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Oatmeal Almond Butter Balls

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Summary

These raw, fiber-rich and protein-packed oatmeal almond butter balls are perfect for an on-the-go snack or breakfast. Make them early in the week and keep them in the refrigerator for days you need something already prepared. They’re satisfying and will keep you full for a couple of hours, until you’re ready for your next meal.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 1 tbsp flax mean (or ground flaxseed)
 3 tbsp water (warm)
 ¼ cup almond butter
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 2 tbsp banana (mashed)
 ½ tsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
 1 cup organic rolled oats
 ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
 ¼ cup dried fruit (unsweetened and unsulfured — optional)

Directions

1

In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and warm water and set aside to thicken for about 5 minutes.

2

In a food processor, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Add the flaxseed mixture and blend until smooth.

3

Add the walnuts and pulse until combined. Add the oats and coconut and pulse until combined. Add the dried fruit, if using, and pulse just until evenly incorporated.

4

Roll the mixture into 12 balls and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes. If the dough is too sticky to work with, chill it for several minutes before rolling.

5

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Use pecans or cashews in place of walnuts.

Use peanut butter or other nut or seed butter in place of almond butter.

Use vegan chocolate chips in place of dried fruit or simply omit the dried fruit. Personally, I love these without fruit or chips!

Sugar-free
Substitute 2–4 dates for the maple syrup and pulse in a food processor until you achieve the desired sweetness and consistency to make dough balls.

Recipe from WHOLE Life Club (WLC).

Ingredients

 1 tbsp flax mean (or ground flaxseed)
 3 tbsp water (warm)
 ¼ cup almond butter
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 2 tbsp banana (mashed)
 ½ tsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
 1 cup organic rolled oats
 ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
 ¼ cup dried fruit (unsweetened and unsulfured — optional)

Directions

1

In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and warm water and set aside to thicken for about 5 minutes.

2

In a food processor, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Add the flaxseed mixture and blend until smooth.

3

Add the walnuts and pulse until combined. Add the oats and coconut and pulse until combined. Add the dried fruit, if using, and pulse just until evenly incorporated.

4

Roll the mixture into 12 balls and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes. If the dough is too sticky to work with, chill it for several minutes before rolling.

5

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Oatmeal Almond Butter Balls