5-Ingredient Vegan & Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Energy Balls a.k.a. Your New Favourite Afternoon Pick-Me-Up!

5-Ingredient Vegan & Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Energy Balls a.k.a. Your New Favourite Afternoon Pick-Me-Up!

Hi babes!



  • They’re gluten-free & vegan!
  • They contain no added or refined sugars & are the perfect mid-day snack!
  • They’re also a great alternative to commercial protein or energy bars that contain tons of ingredients you can’t pronounce & are so sugar laden, it hurts.
  • I love having energy balls like these ready made & on hand for when I get home from the gym real hungry & needing some refuel & they always hold me over until my next meal! You’re getting protein & healthy fats from the almonds & almond butter, as well as protein & fibre from the oats, natural sweetness & vanilla from the coconut flower syrup & vanilla extract & tons of energy, so you’re all set!
  • OH & no blood sugar spike here!! Coconut flower syrup is a lot lower on the glycemic index than a lot of other sweeteners (even honey & maple syrup!).
  • But, they satisfy a sweet tooth FO’ SHIZZLE! When I have an energy bite before or after a workout or after dinner as a little treat, they totally satisfy me. FACT IS, I NEED A LITTLE SWEETNESS IN MY LIFE (& If I can get it healthily, WHY NOT?). There are people out there cutting sugar all kinds. But what I come down to is BALANCE. Life is about balance. You need a little bite of sweetness & IMO, YOU SHOULD HAVE IT EVERYDAY.

BTW, taste-wise, these kind of remind me of Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal, ONLY BETTER. And I mean, texture-wise, THESE ARE GOALS!!! But any who, what I’m trying to tell you is they taste like the perfect blend of naturally sweet vanilla, crunchy slivered almonds, crumbly oats & creamy thick almond butter… AND WAIT, then we drizzle them in Ceylon cinnamon for the cherry cinnamon on top!

Now, what do you need to make these?


  • 1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats;
  • 1/2 cup of creamy almond butter (OR other nut butter of your choice OR sunflower seed butter for nut-free option!);
  • 2 tbsp. sliced organic raw almonds (If you’re going for a nut-free option, you’ll want to swap the almonds for some seeds: chia, flax or hemp!);
  • 1 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract;
  • 1/4 cup coconut flower syrup (You can swap for honey or maple syrup)
  • Ceylon cinnamon for drizzling!

Okay, you thought the ingredients were simple… WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE HOW SIMPLE THEY ARE PUT ROLL TOGETHER:

  • Simply combine all your ingredients in a medium mixing bowl & mix until fully incorporated & combined. Your oats should no longer be crumbly; the mixture should be thick & sticky.


  • Roll the batter into balls (wet your hands in between every few to prevent them from sticking & to facilitate rolling) & place on a plate lined with parchment or wax paper.


  • Refrigerate them to firm up a bit & then store them in an airtight container in the fridge (or freezer; if you make a larger batch) & DEVOUR AS YOU WISH! 🤤







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