Nut Free Energy Balls

With nut allergies increasing and schools becoming a strict nut free zone, it’s hard to know what little extra to put in the children’s lunchboxes.  These are highly nutritious and something a little different.  Enjoy!


For the coating:

  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • 25g (1/4) cup oats
  •  For the filling:
  • 1 cup pitted dates – chopped up small
  • 1 cup oat flakes
  • 60g (1/3) cup raisins
  • 125ml apple juice – not from concentrate
  • 60g sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 orange – zest of
  1. Blend all ingredients for coating together in a food processor and put aside.
  2. Blend all filling ingredients together, roll into little balls and cover with the coating above.
Recipe Notes


If you have an intolerance to sunflower seeds, try substituting them with pumpkin seeds.


This recipe is thanks to The Happy Pear