Energy Balls – Almond Cranberry Ginger

by | Jun 12, 2020 | Gluten Free, Nut Free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets, Ten Minutes or Less

Hiking season is finally here, and these make a lovely snack to take on the trail – lots of goodies to boost your energy and keep you going. I also love having a few of these in my fridge at home, for casual snacking 😉


Prep time: 10 mins
Makes 10 balls

Nut free Gluten free

(Nut free optional, gluten free optional)


  • 1 cup oats* (rolled or quick)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter*
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract*
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • A pinch of salt


In a bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Using wet hands, create 10 balls from the mixture.

*Use gluten free oats for a gluten free option
*Substitute almond butter for tahini or sunflower seed butter for a nut free option
*Substitute almond extract for vanilla extract for a nut-free option

Flavour options:

  • Roll in 1 tbsp of shredded coconut or cocoa powder
  • Use peanut butter, tahini or sesame seed butter instead of almond butter
  • Add/sub ginger powder for other spices like cinnamon and/or cardamom
  • Add other add ons; dried fruit (chopped apricots, dates, apples etc), sesame seeds, chocolate chips etc


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