Coconut Oat Energy Balls, no-bake and sugar-free

After a summer of a daily ice cream by the seaside or a gelato after dinner while meandering along city streets,  I wanted (needed!) to return home to a bit of a healthier routine. And since we acquired a slight sweet tooth, it was essential to find sugar-free options that also were delicious and easy.

Introducing the Coconut Oat Date Energy ball!  A bake-, cook-, dairy-, sugar-, and gluten-free delight!!! These are great in a lunchbox, as an after-dinner treat with some fruit, or even in the morning with a hard-boiled egg.

This simple recipe can serve as a base for you —  we are already considering balls with peanut or almond butter, pecans, and more!

These balls only take a few minutes to make and can be done with your kids too. It is fun to roll them around and get your hands a bit gooey. The energy balls are bursting with yummy flavours, and packed with healthy and good-for-you foods! Packed with power and flavour, rolled up into one. 🙂

No-bake, sugar-free Coconut Oat Energy Balls

Ingredients :

-6 pitted fresh medjool dates (not dried), cut up into smaller chunks
-30 grams sunflower seeds
-30 grams pumpkin seeds
-25 grams desiccated coconut
-10 grams date syrup
-40 grams organic oats


  1. First combine the sunflower and pumpkin seeds into the food processor. Then pulse it until they are nicely crushed up.
  2. Next add the medjool dates, oats, desiccated coconut and date syrup. Mix.
  3. Take a teaspoon of the mixture and roll into ball. Then roll the balls in extra desiccated coconut afterwards which makes them less sticky to eat!
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Great for a lunchbox snack or picnic! And if you want another Autumn treat, try this Pumpkin Bread.

– Lara


Comments (4)

Esther in Amsterdam
September 26, 2018

I will try these! I like the fact that there’s no (raw) chocolate — I don’t like that too much but many recipes use it. I love that little spoon, BTW — so sweet!

Lara in London
September 26, 2018

Yes, even thou they are super healthy they are super delicious. Let me know what your beautiful bunch thinks of them!

September 26, 2018

This is perfect as our school is nut-free and the energy balls I used to make have nut butter. Thank you for sharing!

Lara in London
September 26, 2018

Great to hear! Let us know how you and your family enjoy them.

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