Oat & Chia Energy Balls

Like the majority of my recipes, the results are trialed and tested amongst friends, family or my Physio colleagues.

These Oat & Chia Energy Balls were the top pick from a selection of different variations I brought into work one day for sampling during our morning break.

I used a food processor when making mine but a handheld stick blender will do just as good a job! If using the stick blender, I would recommend putting all the ingredients into a tall jug or smoothie bottle.

If you can get your hands on a chai spice mix then do, it adds a really good kick of flavour to these balls of energy. I use Cork based Remedy Roots chai spice mix that can also be used to make your own chai latte at home!

These Oat & Chia Energy Balls will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 7 days once stored in an airtight container.

Makes 10

  • 60g oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon or 1 tsp chai spice mix
  • 10 pecans or walnuts
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 50g dark chocolate, diced


  • Dessicated coconut
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chia seeds
  1. Place all the ingredients except the dark chocolate in a food processor or blender.
  2. Blitz until a smooth paste is formed.
  3. Stir through the dark chocolate.
  4. Spread some dessicated coconut, cocoa powder and chia seeds on 3 separate plates.
  5. Roll tablespoonfuls of the oat mix into balls between your palms before rolling in the coating of your preference.
  6. Continue with the remaining mixture.
  7. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Oat & Chia Energy Balls; Delalicious; Sinead Delahunty

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