Almond Butter Granola Balls

These nutritious little balls are fantastic for carrying around with you and snacking on during the day. They also make great after-meal additions and can really help the body to get the amount of goodness it needs throughout the day. Add to that, that they are incredibly simple to make and will last for weeks when stored properly and you’re onto a winning snack idea! 

Using almond butter in baking is a great way to avoid dairy-based butters. It is similar to peanut butter in texture but is actually full of many more essential fats and a wider range of nutrients. Some people may tell you to steer clear of almond butter for its high fat content but we have to remember that the fats contained in it are unsaturated and therefore actually good for the body – especially the heart! With calcium, zinc, phosphorous and iron among several other useful vitamins and minerals, almond butter is a great choice for a healthy diet.

To make the heart-healthy balls for yourself, get hold of the following ingredients:

6 Tbsp. of almond butter
250g of your favourite healthy granola
1 tsp. of coconut oil
A generous dash of Bali Nutra coconut syrup
100g dates, pitted

Then all you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in your food processor and mix well. If the mixture is too dry to turn into balls then add some more nut butter. Alternatively, if you find that the mixture is too sticky then you can add some more granola in. Once you’ve rolled the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls, place them in your refrigerator for a few hours before eating. If kept refrigerated they’ll last for two weeks!

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Ema Jones says:

    I love the coconut flavor!

  2. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  3. bluesky says:

    Reblogged this on CLEAN SIMPLE LIVING.

  4. Sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try them.

  5. The Veggie Growing Yogi says:

    Yum! These sound delicious and so much better than the usual afternoon snack.

  6. oatmealandpb says:

    ooooo these looks super yummy! I think I’ll make these for all the holiday parties coming up!!

  7. bellefit2014 says:

    Yum! These look fantastic!

  8. Yum yummmmm. I love all the ingredients, so I gotta try this out.

  9. heatherdisme says:

    These sound really good. Can’t wait to try them! Thank you for the recipe.

  10. Reblogged this on Zenified and commented:
    these sound yummy

  11. Hi Julie! I made that recipe and I LOVE IT! tks! I post it in my blog too =) http://randomanacarol.com/2014/12/16/chocolate-granola-energy-squares/

    cheers!

  12. Beautifik says:

    These look delicious!

  13. yumm..looks delicious!!

  14. Hey Julie,
    I love your Almond Butter Granola Balls!
    A few days ago I made some Coconut Tahini Energy Balls for my blog Happy Eating Happy Living http://bit.do/YDWo. I love bliss or energy balls!!! 🙂

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