Almond Butter and Quinoa Energy Balls

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Simple and nutritious, these Almond Butter and Quinoa Energy Balls are lightly sweet and satisfying.

  • Author: Maryea Flaherty of Happy Healthy Mama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 balls 1x
  • Category: recipes
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: healthy
  • Diet: Vegan


  • ¾ cup natural almond butter
  • 1/2 cup quinoa 
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp of ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add the quinoa and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients. With a wooden spoon mix well to combine everything. You will end up with a sticky dough that holds together. 
  3. With your hand, form small balls about 1 inch of diameter.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Substitution Ideas

  • ¾ natural peanut butter instead of almond butter
  • To make these nut-free, use sunflower seed butter
  • ¼ cup of honey instead of maple syrup 
  • 3 tbsp of hemp seeds instead of flax seeds 


  • To make easier to roll the balls, you can place the bowl with the mixture in fridge for 30 minutes. 
  • You can keep the energy ball in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.



Keywords: Almond Butter and Quinoa Energy Balls