Date Energy Balls – Good Fats & Energy (GF)

This date energy ball recipe is perfect for a quick energy boost, the recipe is easy to make and the energy balls can be kept in the freezer for those times of need.

However, the nuts and seeds mixture is not always a favorite with smaller children. If you’re looking for something more ‘kid-friendly’, maybe check out these options:

Date Energy Ball Ingredients

Along with the need for a food processor that can handle dates and nuts, you will also need the following ingredients:

  • Medjool dates – you can use dried dates, however you will need to soak them slightly before.
  • Nuts – we like to use almonds here.
  • Coconut – shredded or desiccated coconut is best, however flakes can also be used.
  • Sunflower seeds – a great source of many vitamins and minerals. You could substitute other seeds of the same quantity.
  • Coconut oil – a small teaspoon helps with moisture (due to the almonds) and to bind the ingredients.
Date Energy Balls - ingredients
Date Energy Ball ingredients – plus a teaspoon of coconut oil (not pictured).
Date Energy Balls recipe

Date Energy Balls

These energy balls are great for before or after sports, school or work. They pack a real boost of energy and require only a few simple ingredients. They are gluten-free and perfect for keeping in the freezer.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Fridge/Freezer 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 10 Balls


  • Food Processor


  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup desiccated/shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • pinch of salt to taste


  • Blitz all ingredients together in a food processor until it resembles a crumbly, but sticky mixture.
  • Roll into balls and allow to set in the fridge or freezer before serving.
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Date Energy Balls - ingredients in food processor
Add all ingredients….
Date Energy Balls - mixture
Mixture will appear blended but crumbly. However, on rolling it will bind together well – if not, add a dash of water or juice.
Date Energy Balls recipe

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