February 7, 2023
energy ball, almonds, coconut, maple syrup

Keto energy balls

Don’t confuse a keto energy ball with keto drops. Try the balls with a keto cannoli dip for extra scrumptiousness. 

Here are several different keto ball recipes

Keto Energy Ball Number One

Ingredients 

One and a half cups Almonds

1/2 cup of coconut in shreds (unsweetened)

1/3 of a cup of ground golden flaxseed

1/4 tsp Sea salt

2 1/3 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter (the sort that’s a touch liquid; be sure to stir it thoroughly before using it)

Maple syrup made with Wholesome Yum Keto, one-third of a cup

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips in dark chocolate

Instructions

Put the almonds in a food processor and turn it on.

Pulse the almonds, pausing the food processor every couple of seconds, until you have a combination of finely chopped almonds and ground almonds.

Include the flaxseed meal, shredded coconut, and salt in the mix.

Repeat this process a few times until the consistency is consistent throughout.

(Be careful not to overmix.)

Combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

Pulse again till just combined.

(Again, do not overmix.)

Make sure to push the chocolate chips down firmly into the batter before folding them in with a spatula.

A baking sheet should be prepared with parchment paper.

Form the dough into balls measuring approximately one inch in diameter. Using either a small cookie scoop or your hands, and set them on the parchment paper.

Immediately consume, store in the refrigerator, or place in the freezer.

Keto energy ball two

Ingredients

1/2 tablespoon of sugar-free smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup of pecans that have been finely chopped.

1/4 cup of shredded coconut, non-sweet.

a half of a teaspoon of vanilla extract 

two tablespoons of crushed flax seeds

2 tablespoons of sugar replacement in powdered form

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl by thoroughly mixing them together.

Form into eight balls, then chill in the refrigerator until hard.

Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving size is 1 ball; calories per serving are 149; carbohydrates per serving are 5; protein per serving is 4; fat per serving is 13; saturated fat per serving is 4; polyunsaturated fat per serving is 3; monounsaturated fat per serving is 6; sodium per serving is 71 mg; potassium per serving is 135 mg; fiber per serving is 2; sugar per serving is 2; vitamin A per serving is 2 international units; vitamin C per serving is 1 milligram; calcium per serving is 16 mill

Keto energy ball three

Dry ingredients

1 mug of sliced almonds (1 cup)

1/4 cup Seeds from a Pumpkin

a tablespoon’s worth of chia seeds

2 teaspoons of flaxseed meal 14 cup of desiccated coconut that has not been sweetened

¼ teaspoon Salt

a quarter cup of sugar-free chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips with more than 85% cocoa, or cocoa nibs

Liquid ingredients

½ cup Natural Peanut Butter smooth, unsalted

a quarter cup of sugar-free maple syrup or your preferred liquid sweetener

Cocoa drip

a quarter of a cup of sugar-free chocolate chips

1/2 milliliter of Coconut Oil

Put all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing basin, give it a good swirl to integrate everything, and then set it aside.

Note: 

You can choose to add the chocolate chips now, and they will melt in the next step. It will give the ball a chocolate peanut butter flavor. Or you can choose to add the chocolate chips after step 3, and they will remain in the balls as crunchy chocolate chip bites. Either way, the flavor of the ball will be chocolate peanut butter.

Put the peanut butter and sugar-free liquid sweetener in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it for 45 seconds in the microwave.

The peanut butter will become more pliable after completing this stage. Which will make it simpler to incorporate with the dry ingredients.

Take care not to overheat.

After pouring the liquid components onto the dry ingredients and combining them with a spatula until a sticky mixture is formed. The granola can then be easily shaped into balls and eaten.

If you skipped step 1 and didn’t add the chocolate chips, you should mix them in at this point.

After using some coconut oil to lubricate your hands, take the dough in your palms and roll it into granola balls.

For this batter, I recommend using a size equivalent to a golf ball in order to create a total of 12 granola balls.

If you want to add a bit of crunch to the sides of the prepared granola balls, you can roll them in additional sliced almonds.

Placing the granola ball on a dish that has been covered in parchment paper will keep the ball from adhering to the platter while it is cooking.

You will need to repeat the rolling process a total of 12 times to create the granola balls.

Put the plate of granola balls into the freezer for ten minutes so that they can become more solid.

Complete the recipe

While that is happening, melt the additional chocolate chips with the coconut oil.

Take the plate out of the freezer and drizzle each granola ball with some melted chocolate before returning the platter to the freezer.

It will take another 5 minutes in the freezer to set the chocolate drizzle, so place the plate back in the freezer.

You may keep it in the refrigerator for up to three weeks in an airtight container. Or you can keep it in the pantry for up to ten days in a cookie jar.

The final word

The final word in any recipe for keto energy balls is that they should be both easy to make and taste the way you want them to.

Don’t be afraid to tinker with the above recipes. By adding things you know you love to eat. Or subtracting ingredients you know don’t do much for your taste buds.

And above all else, remember moderation. Even the most keto kosher item can become your enemy. If you eat too much of it.

Remember, also, that the time of day you eat your meals and snacks is crucial.

Mornings are the best time to get your main keto meal of the day. Then taper off as evening approaches. This lets your body digest and utilize the vitamins and minerals crucial to your health.