PROMOTION The demand for healthier snacks and sweets is particularly high right around now, during Lent, when many readers give up industrial sugar as part of Project: Sugar-Free. While I don’t think it’s a great idea to replace industrial sugar 1:1 with sugar alternatives and then just eat cake every day sweetened with honey, raw cane sugar, or coconut blossom sugar, every now and then I love having a delicious sweet raw snack, preferably one that’s date and/or nut based – like my Energy Balls!

After using coconut blossom sugar* as a sugar substitute for several years, I recently came across coconut blossom syrup.* Coconut blossom syrup is obtained from the sap of the coconut palm. Due to its thick consistency, it makes a great alternative to honey, agave, and maple syrup, and can be used in the same way. Coconut syrup has a caramel-like flavor and since it’s unrefined and only gently heated, it retains some nutrients as well.

The Energy Balls from this recipe use cashews* and oat flakes* as a base, as well as some vanilla* and dried blueberries.* I also added some coconut blossom syrup,* since it firms things up a bit. If you leave the syrup out, the Energy Balls may not hold together so well. In this case, you may need to add a little water.

Of course, we can’t expect these Energy Balls to taste exactly like baked blueberry muffins – after all, ours are raw and healthy with high-quality ingredients and not classic muffins made from wheat flour, sugar, milk, eggs, and the like. The Energy Balls keep fresh in the fridge for at least a week – but they most likely won’t last that long, they’re just that good! ;-) If you’re still on the hunt for a tasty treat for Easter, this recipe is an excellent choice.

Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

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energy balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time
Passive Time
  • 100 g cashews*
  • 50 g whole-grain oats*
  • 1 generous pinch ground vanilla* or 1/2 pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut blossom syrup*
  • 3 tbsp dried blueberries*
  1. Process cashews, oats, ground vanilla, coconut blossom syrup, and four tablespoons of water in a blender.
  2. Transfer “dough” to a bowl, combine with dried blueberries, and form into eight balls.
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This post created in cooperation with Amazon*.


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