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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls [Healthy + Easy Snack]

Want the taste of a sweet and delicious blueberry muffin, in a small scoop the size of a snack? Whip up these energy balls of raw blueberry muffins for a nutritious snack that doesn’t skimp on flavor!

Do you have certain foods that remind you of certain times or phases in your life? Maybe it’s because I’m a foodie, but I have distinct memories when it comes to food! Fresh cookies will always remind me of our honeymoon, smoothie bowls take me back to Grand Cayman and the blueberry muffins will forever remind me of college.

Back then, I didn’t do much with my own cooking or creating recipes, so I was a regular visitor to Starbucks to get my fix of blueberry muffins. I wish I had this recipe back then because these energy balls are so delicious (and easy to make for college dorm residents)! This is another one of those recipes, “throw it all in the food processor and you’re good to go”. No need to worry about the oven or a 15 ingredient list.

Since this recipe yields a good number of them, they’re perfect for making breakfast and quick snacks on the go. Store them in your fridge or freezer until you are ready to enjoy them.

Blueberry Muffin Energy Ball Ingredients

  • Mixed nuts – I prefer cashews and almonds but you can use any combination!
  • Dried blueberries – I can’t even tell you how many people have asked you if you could use fresh… dried blueberries is best for this recipe, sorry! – see note below.
  • Medjool dates – one of my favorite natural sweeteners.
  • Vanilla – Vanilla extract works great but you can also use fresh vanilla if you feel like it.
  • Lemon zest – don’t skimp on it. It really adds a ton of flavor!

You also need a food processor. I am obsessed with my Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor and highly recommend it! Don’t try to do this in your powerful mixer … I don’t want to be responsible for broken mixers.

Where to buy dried blueberries

These blueberry muffin energy balls require a very special ingredient: dried blueberries. Please do not use fresh blueberries or freeze-dried blueberries. Here’s where to find dried blueberries:

  • Trader Joe’s – They carry dried wild blueberries in the dried fruit + nuts section for a very decent price
  • Bulk barn – for my Canadian friends! They are a bit pricey but Bulk Barn wears them
  • Amazon – a lot of options on Amazon – I like These.

How to make homemade energy balls

STEP 1: Add the nuts to your food processor and toss until they are the size of a pea.

2ND STEP: Toss nuts with dates and dried blueberries and mix until all ingredients are broken down and a little sticky.

STEP 3: Add the lemon zest, vanilla extract and salt and mix until all ingredients have broken down to form 1 large sticky ball – about 5 minutes. You may have to scrape the sides and break the ball a few times before all the pieces have broken off.

STEP 4: Roll into small balls and enjoy!

How to store energy balls

These snacks are perfect for meal prep because they keep extremely well! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month. I very much doubt they will last that long!

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

Want the taste of a sweet and delicious blueberry muffin, in a small scoop the size of a snack? Whip up these energy balls of raw blueberry muffins for a nutritious snack that doesn’t skimp on flavor!

  • Author: Davida lederle
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2025 balls (depending on size) 1X
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Mixed
  • Diet: Vegan
  1. Add the nuts to the food processor. Process until the nuts are the size of a pea.
  2. Toss nuts with dates and dried blueberries and stir until all ingredients are broken down and a little sticky – about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest + salt.
  4. Stir until all the ingredients have broken down and form a sticky ball – you may need to scrape the sides every minute. It should take 3-5 minutes to process.
  5. Roll into small balls and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for several months.

* NOTE: Your mixture may look a little greasy when rolling it into balls – this is normal! These are just the natural oils released from nuts.

**I like my Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor!

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