So I love no bake make ahead snacks I can just pull out of the fridge and hand my kids in 2 seconds flat. You feel me? That’s how I came up with these Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls. They are super easy to make, store well in the fridge, loaded with healthy ingredients but taste like a cookie. No joke, my kids loved them!
The base of these delicious treats are gluten free oats, nut butter (I used almond butter), and vegan protein powder. I used Nuzest’s new digestive support protein specially designed for people with digestive trouble. You can grab a jar (and a discount) here. Otherwise, any vanilla protein powder will work fine.
To make these taste like a cookie I added some vanilla powder, cinnamon and raisins. Don’t forget to use Ceylon (or true) cinnamon as it is easier on your liver and helps with blood sugar control. I just mixed it all by hand in a bowl, used a small ice cream scooper to form a ball shape, placed them on a parchment paper and stuck them in the fridge. Grab and go!
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- 1/3 cup nut butter I used almond butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla powder can sub vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
- 2 scoops Nuzest Protein Powder in Vanilla New digestive support formula
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until a thick dough forms. This takes a little elbow grease. If you want it to mix easier, you can melt the nut butter first but it will take longer to set up in the fridge.
- Using a small ice cream scooper or a large spoon, scoop out even amounts of dough. Roll in your hands into a ball shape. Place on a plate lined with parchment paper.
- When you use up all the dough, stick the energy balls in the fridge to set for 15-30 minutes (more if you melted any ingredients first). Pull out and enjoy!