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No Nut Energy Balls Recipe by The Honest Project

Energy balls are so easy to make and taste so good. This no nut energy balls recipe is suitable for any nut free schools. If you prefer to make a version with nuts, just replace the oats, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds with a cup of chopped almonds. Energy balls are best eaten from the fridge as depending on the ingredients, they can become quite sticky when stored at room temperature. This doesn’t always make them the best option for lunch boxes. To deal with this problem, coat the energy balls with sesame seeds or chopped nuts and it helps keep their shape and avoid stickiness.

Makes 12

Prep time: 5 minutes


1 cup dates, pitted
½ cup oats
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of an orange
2 tbsp honey (optional)
2 tbsp sesame seeds


1. Soak the dates in hot water for fifteen minutes.
2. Add all the ingredients, save for the sesame seeds to a food processor and blend into a sticky dough. Form the dough into 12 energy balls.
3. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on a plate and roll the energy balls in the sesame seeds to coat each of the energy balls.
4. Place in the freezer to set and then remove to the fridge. These will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Energy Balls


Frances Walsh Frances Walsh is the creator and writer behind healthy lifestyle blog, The Honest Project. The Honest Project focuses on plant based eating and cooking, using vegetables, fruits and wholefoods. Frances’ interest is in preparing and eating foods that are made from scratch but are practical and easy to make for even the most inexperienced cook.

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