Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Balls made with dried Cranberries. Just 5 ingredients – 5 minutes – 1 bowl! This recipe comes without any added sugar. Try this recipe and get 16 super delicious Energy Balls.
Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Balls – a powerful snack
We all know these moments when sweet cravings are overwhelming us in the middle of a diet, don’t we? Raise your hands if you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Today we hit the 70°F mark here in Austria, so this means that it’s time to ban our thick and cozy pullovers into the winter closet and put out shirts and skinny jeans. You see the point here, don’t ya? Right! I’m talking about wearing close-fitting clothes and getting active. The couch potato weekends are almost over for now.
With being that said, it’s quite obvious that I want to point out that we need to get in shape for summer. I have to admit, that I’m always gaining a couple of pounds during the cold and also sluggish months.
These healthy Peanut Butter Energy Balls are supporting us on our way towards to our summer body. Because they are all naturally sweetened, they are the perfect snack when you want to stick to your goals to lose weight but also have a sweet tooth.
This Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe requires just 5 ingredients – 5 minutes – 1 bowl!
It can’t be easier to get yourself a healthy snack. Just put the ingredients – rolled oats – peanut butter – flax seeds – maple syrup – dried cranberries – together in a bowl and stir until combined. Roll into 16 balls. Finished and enjoy!
I highly recommend using homemade peanut butter. It’s done in 2 minutes, and you know what you are eating. When you want to have your homemade peanut butter also completely sugar-free, replace the 1 tbsp of powdered sugar with honey.
These Peanut Butter Energy Balls are
- damn delicious
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You'll get a boost of energy when you munch on these delicious healthy peanut butter bites. You only need 5 ingredients + 5 minutes for these peanut butter energy balls.
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (75g)
- 1 cup peanut butter (250g)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (30ml)
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (65g)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
Scoop 20 evenly sized portions and roll into balls with your hands.
They will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
- Always use fresh ingredients, so the peanut butter energy balls taste the best.
- Properly measure ingredients, or they may become too moist to stick together or too dried out.
Can I Use Honey Instead Of Maple Syrup?
Yes, you can substitute honey for maple syrup if you want. In many cases, honey and maple syrup are interchangeable in most recipes. The flavor of the protein energy balls will be slightly different, but they will still taste amazing.
Can I Use Quick Oats Instead Of Old-Fashioned?
Yes, if you want to use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats, that's completely fine. Old-fashioned oats are heartier and have had less processing. However, quick oats will taste good and will work perfectly.
Is It Possible To Use Raisins Instead Of Cranberries?
Yes, absolutely, you can substitute raisins for the cranberries. Cranberries have a slightly sweeter flavor, but raisins are a great choice too. That's what I love about this recipe because it's so versatile.