I love energy balls, because they can be taken on-the-go as a snack after a run or workout or during a busy day and are easy to make, with so many possible variations. I combined 3 simple whole food ingredients to make these Fall and Thanksgiving-themed pecan pie energy balls.
Whole Food Feature: Pecans
- Pecan trees grow in the central and south of the United States and many other regions around the world. They are part of the hickory genus and botanically classified as fruits, not nuts.
- High in monounsaturated fats, including oleic acid that helps regulate blood cholesterol levels.
- High in phytochemical and antioxidants, including elegiac acid that prevents binding of DNA of certain cancer-causing compounds.
- Excellent source of vitamin E that protects against free radicals that may damage the cell membrane structure of mucosal cells and skin cells.
- Rich source of many B vitamins and minerals.
These No Bake Pecan Pie Energy Balls are
- 3 ingredients
- Gluten free
- Oil free
- Fruit sweetened
Pecan pie energy balls that are no bake, 3 ingredients, easy and quick to make, vegan, gluten free and fruit sweetened and the perfect snack to fuel your workout or day!
- 1/2 cup packed medjool or deglet noor dates pits removed
- 1/4 cup pecans whole, dry roasted
- 1/4 cup oats rolled or quick cooking
Add all ingredients into blender or food processor and blend or process until a combined ball forms. Mixture should stick together, but not to your hands.
Take about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball in your hands. Repeat with rest of mixture to make about 5 balls.
Optional: Roll each ball in extra finely chopped pecans or in oats and press the pecans or oats into the surface of the balls to help the coating stick.
Enjoy! Store the energy bites in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts: 1 energy bite
Total Fat: 8.5g
Total Carbs: 25g
Protein: 2.5g (3.5g Fiber, 16.5g Total Sugars)