Energy Balls with Oatmeal

Energy Balls with Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews, walnuts, almonds or your nut mixture of choice (I cup total, not one cup of each)
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1-2 T water – if needed
  • 1 1/2 tsps real vanilla
  • 2 T melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oatmeal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2- 1 cup Add-In’s such as: chocolate chips, raisins, dried cherries, dried fruit Use a single Add-In or a combination to equal 1/2 – 1 cup total

Instructions

  • In a food processor with a ‘S’ blade, process the cashews until crumbly. 
  • Add dates, process until a thick paste forms. You want a sticky dough, but not a wet dough. Add water, a tsp at a time, if needed.
  • Remove mixture from food processor and place into a large bowl.
  • By hand, stir in melted coconut oil and vanilla, then cinnamon and oatmeal. Finally incorporate the ‘Add In’s’. Mix well. The mixture should be sticky, but not wet. If it is too wet you can add additional oatmeal or 1 T cassava flour at a time. If it is too crumbly and doesn’t stick together, add additional water one tsp at a time.
  • Form into balls. Store in the refrigerator. 

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