Recipe: Oat and Nut Butter Power Balls

There are probably thousands of variations and recipes for power/energy balls out there on Pinterest, and here is one more that you will love.  I have come to really appreciate these little balls of goodness and I thank Renata for introducing me to the category of portable ball shaped snacks (see her 2 Bite Delights recipe).  These power balls are densely packed with nutrients and flavor--make sure you make some extra because your friends will eat them all (I know mine do!).

Ingredients (makes about 15 balls):

  • 1 cup of gluten-free, non-quick cook oats (ie. Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup nut butter (I mix almond and peanut, heavier on the almond)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop of protein powder 
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg as desired
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Optional:  2 tsp matcha powder for an antioxidant boost (gives the balls a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look)
Note:  you may need to add more nut butter/honey as you add in more dry ingredients.

  1. Optional:  Toast oats in a baking sheet for 20-25 min in oven at 350 degrees.  Let cool.
  2. Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Form into ~ 1 inch balls
  4. Enjoy!

Have any favorite ingredients to add into your power balls?  Comment below and share the wealth!

All the best,

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Dr. Cho, ND is a naturopathic doctor based in Pickering, Ontario and Richmond Hill, Ontario.  She maintains a private practice focused in pain management and sports nutrition, in addition to a general family practice at Durham Natural Health Centre.  To learn more about Dr. Cho, book a complimentary 15 minute consult by clicking here.  Not in the Durham Region?  Contact her through to learn about more options.


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