The small round energy balls are packed with healthy ingredients for young and old and are a delicious alternative to traditional Christmas baking. The base of the balls consists of dates, oatmeal and almonds.
The dates give the balls the necessary sweetness, so no further sugar is needed here. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and B and minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Oatmeal contains particularly high levels of dietary fiber and is therefore essential for our intestinal health, responsible for this is the plant substance beta glucan. Vitamin B1 is also present in significant quantities, as well as antioxidants.
Almonds, but also other nuts, are ideal for a balanced diet due to their high content of unsaturated fatty acids and proteins.
And of course the fenugreek seed, which with its many health benefits, fits perfectly with this combination.
Our recipe (for about 28 pieces):
- ½ orange or approx. 50 ml orange juice or apple juice
- 50 g oatmeal
- 75 g dried dates or raisins
- 50 g almonds or already ground
- 1 tsp ground fenugreek
- 20 g honey (2 tbsp.)
- 2 tablespoons sesame or coconut flakes
Squeeze half the orange. Mix the oatmeal with the fenugreek seeds and mix with 2 tablespoons of orange juice in a bowl. Halve and pit dates and finely chop with almonds in a blitz chopper, adding 1 tablespoon orange juice if desired.
Mix the date-almond mixture with the honey well into the oatmeal. Roast sesame seeds in a small pan until golden brown and let cool or use natural coconut flakes.
Form 28 roughly equal-sized balls (approx. 2 cm in diameter) from the date-almond mixture and roll one after the other in the toasted sesame seeds or coconut flakes.
Spread the balls on a baking sheet with baking paper and let them dry for at least 1 hour.
7 energy balls have about 230 kcal.