Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

These Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls are so easy to make and taste amazing! They have quickly become one of my families favorite no bake energy bites!

Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls that are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and refined sugar free
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Energy balls are one of my favorite post food allergy finds. I would have never even heard of energy balls if I wasn’t doing tons of food allergy recipe research.

Ever since I stumbled across this wonderful snack, I have been busy making up all kinds of different flavor combinations.

The flavor possibilities really are endless!

For the last couple of months, these Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls have been the flavor of choice each week.

My whole family just loves them!

My daughter will even eat one as a dessert which is totally fine by me!

I personally think they taste like peanut butter cookie dough so it’s hard not to eat the whole batch every time I make them!

So let’s talk about how you make them!

PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS INGREDIENTS:

To make these peanut butter energy balls, you will need:

  • Oats
  • Almond flour
  • Flaxseed meal
  • Peanut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Dates
  • Vanilla
Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls that are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and refined sugar free

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES:

  1. Mix together ingredients: Add all ingredients to a large bowl.  Stir to combine.
  2. Roll the balls: Roll into 1-2 tbsp balls.  If the mixture is too sticky, place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  3. Store: in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.  You can also freeze these no bake energy bites for up to 3 months.

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THESE PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS:

  • If you can’t have oats, you can double up on the almond flour instead.
  • If you can’t have almond flour, you can double up on the oats instead.
  • Chia seeds can be used instead of flaxseed meal.
  • Any nut butter can be used. If you cannot have nuts, then a substitute like “Sun Butter” can be used instead.
  • Honey can be used instead of maple syrup if you don’t need these to be vegan.
  • If you don’t have dates then you can leave them out or use vegan chocolate chips instead.
  • If you want to add even more protein, you can add 1/2 cup of protein powder or egg white powder (if you don’t have issues with eggs). Be sure to add 2-3 tbsp of water to the mixture as well.
Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls that are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and refined sugar free

TIPS FOR MAKING EASY NO BAKE ENERGY BITES:

  • Using a cookie scoop will make rolling into balls super easy. Just scoop out the mixture and then roll into balls.
  • If the mixture is too sticky to work with, put it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before rolling.

HOW TO STORE NO BAKE ENERGY BITES:

  1. Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
  2. Freeze: You can freeze these peanut butter no bake energy bites for up to 3 months.
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Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls that are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Maple Peanut Butter Energy Balls – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1520 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup gluten free quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped (or vegan chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl.  Stir to combine.
  2. Roll into 1-2 tbsp balls.  I like to use a cookie scoop for this step. 
  3. If the mixture is too sticky, place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.  You can also freeze these no bake energy bites for up to 3 months.

Notes

You can also add 1/2 cup of protein powder or egg white powder (if you don’t have an egg allergy) for even more protein in each bite.  Add 2-3 tbsp water to the mixture if you do.

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