What could be better than a no-bake recipe you ask, well how about one full of healthy fats, whole ingredients with no refined sugars. This keto fat bomb recipe is made with just 5 ingredients for a naturally vegan and gluten-free treat. The best keto dessert recipe for easy no-bake energy bites. And the best part is that they are always a kid favourite treat!Jump to Recipe
A keto fat bomb recipe
If you have been here a while you know I don’t normally follow any kind of fad diet. We eat a well-balanced whole food diet without excluding food groups. However, getting a good amount of healthy fats, especially for children, is an essential part of a healthy diet. Fats are an important step in nutrient absorption. It is essential for hormone production, maintaining good cell membranes, brain development and so much more.
And NO I am not talking about eating fats from eggs and bacon! sorry..
Healthy fats come from eating whole food ingredients. Like the ones found in these no bake energy balls.! The perfect fat bomb recipe. Made with walnuts, avocado and hemp seeds. So please don’t fear fats, especially healthy ones. They should be a part of your everyday diet!
Just one quick thing. This is a great recipe for those who need a grain-free dessert. And especially if you need a gluten free dessert recipe. When my son first went gluten free I made it a point to try and only make things that were naturally gluten-free to eliminate the need to use fillers or gums while his gut was healing. If you are curious about that you can check out this post ” Discovering and healing gut damage“.
A nutricious kid-friendly snack recipe
While these no bake energy bites are decadent enough to be served as a truffle, they also make an easy healthy snack for the kiddos! Even my picky eater loved these! And they are naturally sweetened with dates and loaded with healthy fats.
I know I mentioned this above, but healthy fats are such an important part of a child’s diet. Not only are they essential for brain development, but they are key to nutrient absorption and so much more! But make sure you choose healthy fats from whole food ingredients. Not processed oils or fried foods. Like the fats found in this keto fat bomb recipe, lol. Like what I did there…
How to make these no-bake energy bites
OK enough convincing you these are healthy and stuff… if nothing else eat these no bake energy balls because they are frickin delicious! But how do you make these you ask, and how long will it take. Well read on!!
So the NO BAKE part of this recipe means you wont be baking anything. This recipe is made in 15 minutes using a food processor (yes NO MESSY BOWLS!!! So go ahead and call the kids because by the time they come these balls are made!
So first thing first just dump all your ingredients into the food processor..check!
Then process for about 3 minutes.
Then taking a spoon or small ice cream scooper roll them into balls with your hands. Drop them into a plate of cocoa powder and roll them around. And that is all she wrote! You now have the best keto dessert recipe EVER (sorry I got carried away, lol but they are pretty delicious)
You can eat them as but they are best after cooling in the fridge for about an hour. OR, you could freeze them for an extra special treat. They taste amazing cold! I mean I think so but my middle guy Avery likes them room temp (cue eye roll).
Oh and the chocolate syrup photographed in this recipe was for effect. However, if you want to top your energy balls with them its super easy to make.
Warm up 1/4 cup of plant milk (oat works well) until it is almost boiling (30-60 ish sec in the microwave). Then add about 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute then stir. You can dip or drizzle them on top of your energy bites to make it extra fancy!
The best no bake keto dessert recipe
Like I mentioned before, I am not one for following fad diets or eliminating food groups. However, I can appreciate that some people need to follow a certain diet. We were on a grain-free diet for a long time after Jaden got diagnosed. And I appreciated food bloggers who pointed out recipes that were paleo or keto for me.
So yes these no bake energy bites are a keto friendly recipe. Mostly because of the fat bomb ingredients they have! But they are also whole 30 friendly too.
To make this recipe a whole 30 dessert just eliminating the maple syrup. I actually used to make them this way but then my kiddos became syrup fiends that is all she wrotet…. haha The maple syrup obsession is a real issue here actually! But seriously they are delicious even without the syrup! The dates add enough sweetness for this recipe to works well.
I hope you enjoyed the recipe for these no bake energy balls. If you are looking for more easy dessert recipe check out these:
- No bake blueberry pie recipe
- 5 ingredient chocolate chia puddings
- Chocolate covered strawberry kebabs
- Fluffy gluten-free and vegan brownies
And If you make this recipe please like and comment, that would mean a lot to me! And tag me (@at.my.table) with your re-creations so I can share it over on Instagram!
Until then, tchau
- 1 cup walnuts
- 5 medjool dates pitted
- ½ avocado
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (plus 1 cup for rolling)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Into a food processor add in all the ingredients and process until a dough forms.
- Remove the blade and then with a spoon scoop out about 2 tbs of the dough and roll it between your hands to form into a ball.
- Place 1 cup of the cocoa powder into a shallow bowl or plate and roll each ball in the powder until it is coated. Then roll again and place on a clean plate. Once all the dough is rolled you can eat them right away or place in a airtight container in the fridge or freezer
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