Sesame & Oat Energy Balls
These vegan sesame & oat energy balls are great to get anytime energy boost. Made with only six ingredients, you can make these balls in 10 minutes.
- 1 cup traditional rolled oats* can sub with 3/4 cup sprouted oats or equal amount quick oats
- 1 cup sesame seeds white
- 4 Medjool dates or any other
- 3 tbsp maple syrup* can sub with honey
- 1 tsp cardamom powder can sub it with pure vanilla powder or extract
- 3 tbsp finely shredded (dry) coconut unsweetened
Start by lightly toasting sesame seeds on an iron skillet over medium heat**. Toast for about 4 minutes. After toasting, keep the seeds aside to bring to room temperature.
Process oats in a food processor***till grainy and coarse in texture. Add the sesame seeds and pulse for around 10-15 times to mix well.
Add dates, maple syrup, ground cardamom, and 1.5 tbsp shredded dry coconut and pulse till the mixture forms a sticky dough.
Take the dough out on a big plate and divide into 12 equal parts. Roll each part into a ball and each ball in the bed of remaining (1.5 tbsp) shredded (dry) coconut.
Store in refrigerator for up to ten days****.
*If you like sweeter flavor, you can add one more tablespoon of maple syrup.
**alternatively you can spread sesame seeds on an unlined baking tray and bake for 4-5 minuts in the oven preheated to 350 degree Fahrenheit (176 Celsius).
***I have not tried it, but you should be able to make this recipe in a high-speed blender as well.
****It is fine to pack these in lunch bag or a snack box without any cold pack as long as you consume by late afternoon.
Make it Gluten-free
For a gluten-free version, replace regular rolled oats with gluten-free rolled oats.
Serving: 1Energy ballCalories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 130mgIron: 2.2mg