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These matcha energy balls are a delicious, sweet, and healthy make-ahead snack. They're made with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, coconut, honey, cashew butter, and matcha powder. They'll give you real energy anytime you need it, and they're ready in just 10 minutes!
These matcha energy balls are the ultimate snack! They're easy to make with just a few ingredients, there's no baking required, and they store well in the fridge or freezer. They're also tasty and full of nutrients that will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
We love the earthy taste of matcha, so we're always looking for new ways to incorporate it into our day. The powder is so versatile and it works so well in these bites. It adds a pop of green color and a burst of flavor!
To make them, simply add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until everything is mixed well. Chill the dough and then roll it into balls. If you'd like, you can roll the balls in a bit of honey or desiccated coconut, but it's not necessary.
They store well in the freezer so while you're at it, make a double batch and pop them into your freezer for up to 3 months!
These matcha energy bites are the perfect on-the-go snack for lunches, hikes, airplane rides, or anytime you need an easy boost of energy.
Matcha energy balls ingredients
Here's what you need to make these no-bake matcha energy bites:
- Rolled oats – regular rolled oats are what we use but quick oats work well, too. Use certified gluten-free if needed.
- Desiccated coconut – a finely flaked coconut is ideal and incorporates best into the batter. It adds a bit of sweetness and texture.
- Almond flour – you can purchase it or make your own using raw almonds in a high-speed blender.
- Cashew butter – cashew butter is creamy with a really mild flavor which allows the matcha flavor to come through. You can use any nut butter, just beware it might overpower the matcha.
- Honey – honey acts as a sweetener, but its stickiness also helps bind everything together. Use agave syrup as a vegan alternative.
- Matcha – a culinary grade or ceremonial grade matcha will work for this recipe. The matcha has a lovely earthy flavor and will give you a slight energy boost.
- Honey and shredded coconut – for rolling the balls.
How to make matcha energy balls
These matcha energy balls are an easy anytime snack that will keep you fuelled for longer. Here's how we make them in just two simple steps:
- Pulse all the ingredients together in your food processor and then refrigerate the mixture until it's chilled.
- Roll them into even-sized balls, and if you'd like, roll them in a bit of honey and desiccated coconut.
What's the best way to store them?
We recommend storing them in an airtight container in your fridge. You can enjoy them cold, or let them sit on your counter for a few minutes to come to room temperature. They'll keep in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Can I freeze them?
Definitely! We like to make a big batch and freeze some for later. Store them in a sealed container for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temperature when you're ready to enjoy them!
Do these contain caffeine?
Yes, matcha contains a small amount of caffeine.
Can I use maple syrup instead of honey?
Unfortunately, maple syrup isn't as sticky as honey and doesn't hold the balls together. If you need a vegan alternative, we suggest trying agave syrup.
Making these matcha energy balls is easy, but here are a few helpful tips so they turn out awesome every time:
- Use a food processor or a high-speed blender so everything gets well mixed. You may need to scrape down the sides once or twice.
- If you don't have a food processor, you can still make them, just substitute the rolled oats for oat flour and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- If your energy balls aren't sticking together, add more cashew butter (one teaspoon at a time) until they hold together when rolled.
- For an extra sweet treat, try adding some white chocolate chips. Matcha and white chocolate pair wonderfully together.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup cashew butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup matcha
- Optional: honey and shredded coconut (for rolling the balls)
- Add all the ingredients to your food processor and pulse until it is mixed together well. Put the bowl of your food processor into your fridge for 10 minutes.½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup desiccated coconut, ¼ cup almond flour, ¼ cup cashew butter, ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup matcha
- Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the dough. Roll the dough into balls. If you'd like, roll each ball in a little honey and some coconut.Optional: honey and shredded coconut
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