Coconut energy balls

  • 10min
  • 12
  • 116 kcal
  • Easy
  • Vegan

Per 38 g contains

116 kcal 488 kj
2.9 g
1.1 g
11 g
0 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1284kj/305kcal

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Authored by

Vegan Health Coach, Author

Reviewed by Rose Constantine Smith

My super-nutritious energy ball recipe has been created without nuts, so that those with a nut allergy can enjoy this delicious snack too!

Energy balls are a great go-to snack for busy people. These irresistible coconut energy balls are really simple to make and can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week, giving that much needed energy boost at any time of the day.


For the energy balls
  • Medjool dates (pitted)
    180g 6oz
  • Coconut milk
    2 tbsp
  • Oats
    117g 4oz
  • Cinnamon
    ½ tsp
  • Avocado (medium)
  • Vanilla extract
    1 tsp
  • Cacao
    6 tbsp
Toppings (optional)
  • Desiccated coconut
    4 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds
    4 tbsp
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  1. Pour oats into food processor and pulse until powdered oatmeal.
  2. Add the dates and pulse for 30 seconds.
  3. Cut the avocado in half, remove stone and scoop one half into the food processor.
  4. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, half the cacao, and the coconut milk.
  5. Blitz all the ingredients in the food processor until it forms a paste-like dough. (You may need to stop to scrape down the sides a few times.)
  6. Sprinkle the other half of the cacao on to a clean surface.
  7. Using your hands, take small balls of the dough and roll into approx. 2 cm diameter balls. Roll the balls around in the cacao so they have a light dusting.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 38g serving
305 kcal
1284 kj
116 kcal
488 kj
of which saturates
7.7 g
2.9 g
2.9 g
1.1 g
of which sugars
47 g
28 g
18 g
11 g
Fibre9.3 g
3.5 g
Protein7.5 g
2.9 g
Salt0 g
0 g


These grains are fibre-rich and packed with antioxidants, which help to look after the cells in your body.


Avocados are rich with carotenoids and avocatin B (healthy fats) which both have minor anti-cancer benefits.

Medjool dates

Dates are great in that they are high in phosphorus, which helps to balance vitamins and boosts brain health.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk naturally contains kinetin riboside, which has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the body.


The key component of vanilla - vanillin - can reduce the rate of mutation in cells.


Cinnamon is full of antioxidants. It's also antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and has anti-tumour properties.

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