I have to get creative in the mornings, not only for myself but my husband. If we don’t have something quick, easy and healthy like the Ancient Grains Granola & Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe with Chia Seed to start our day we end up going without and eating too much at lunch. Which only makes the day drag on because we’re not feeling our best.
My husband and I have started living a healthier lifestyle, and I’m dropping some much-needed pounds, so a healthy, energizing breakfast is essential. We both love being able to grab an energy ball or two for breakfast and snacks throughout the day. I make all sorts of different energy balls, I’ve shared a few energy ball recipes I the past, but I’ve never made them using granola.
My husband and I recently tried Kellogg’s Origins™ Ancient Grains Granola for the first time; it’s awesome. After grabbing a small handful for a snack, my husband asked me if I would make him some energy balls for work using the granola and I’m glad I did because these are by far my favorite no-bake energy balls EVER! Kellogg’s Origins™ Ancient Grains Granola is AMAZING!
The energy bites would taste great with only the peanut butter, honey, and granola. However, cranberries mix well with all the ingredients, and I enjoy biting into a chocolate chip from time to time. I don’t like to put a lot, but it is a nice treat. I don’t think I have ever made energy balls without flaxseed and chia seed; it’s a great recipe to sneak in some of the good stuff. The coconut is totally up to you. Since nobody but I like them in my house I typically fill the measuring cup with coconut and set to the side. After I’m done making all the balls, I’ll get a few and roll them in coconut for myself.
You’ll need the following:
- 1 Cup of your favorite Kellogg’s Origins™ Ancient Grains Granola
- ½ all-natural creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup pure honey
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- 1/8 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 tablespoons flaxseed (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Chia Seed (optional)
TIP: I didn’t use the blender for this batch of energy balls but normally I do because it’s super easy. So please feel free to use your blender but if you do skip the first two steps in the directions.
1.) Blender Method – Simply toss all the ingredients into a blender, it makes things SUPER easy. I didn’t use the blender this time, but I will throw all the ingredients into the blender and blend completely. If you choose not to use the blender skip step 2.
2.) Add any remaining ingredients and mix completely. If needed you can add extra peanut butter or honey you can do so, but only add a little at a time.
3.) Roll the mixture into desired sized balls. Place finished energy balls into a baggie or Tupperware container and place in the in a refrigerator to store.