A delicious recipe for apple and fig energy balls that's packed full of spices and seeds. These are a healthy nut free snack that makes a great alternative to energy balls made with dates.
Energy balls, bliss balls, energy bites or protein balls - whatever you call them they are a fantastic snack.
Packed full of healthy ingredients, no baking involved, freezable, nut free and lunchbox friendly I've long been a fan of energy balls.
Usually made with dates, these ones are made with dried figs for a change.
Nuts are a great addition to energy balls as a healthy vegan source of protein and other nutrients. Our school is nut free however, so for my son's lunchbox I need to use alternatives.
For this recipe I have used sunflower seeds and hemp seeds, along with a touch of cinnamon, to the mix with great results.
My daughter isn't very keen on coconut so I've left this out - in some of my other recipes I roll the balls in desiccated coconut before serving them. If you like coconut this would be a great addition to these.
Have you made energy balls before or are you new to them? If you have tried them what is your favourite recipe?
How to make fig and apple raw energy balls
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Apple and fig energy balls
- 250 g dried figs roughly chopped
- 100 g raisins
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds optional
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 50 g sunflower seeds
- 1 apple grated
- Using your hands squeeze some of the excess water out of the grated apple and discard.
- Place all the ingredients, including the apple, into a food processor and pulse until well combined and the mixture comes together. You may need to stop and scrape the sides down once or twice.
- When the mixture has come together lightly oil the palms of your hands and roll into balls.
- Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow them to firm up before eating.
- Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
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