These no bake peanut butter energy balls are super easy to make and only require 3 ingredients. A healthy breakfast or snack high in fiber, fat and protein with only 2.25g net carbs!
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Balls
These healthy peanut butter energy balls are rich, flavorsome and satisfying. Perfect for breakfast, as a midday pick-me-up snack or even as a low carb dessert.
You don't even have to turn on the oven to make these delicious energy balls. They only require 10 minutes of hands-on prep and then 30 minutes of chill time in the fridge.
With just 3 simple ingredients - coconut flour, natural peanut butter and sugar-free maple syrup, they couldn't be easier to make.
We used sugar free, zero calorie maple flavored syrup but you can use any type of liquid keto sweetener you prefer.
You can also make your own coconut flour from scratch by grinding desiccated coconut in a grinder or mortar and we'll cover how to do that below!
Why You'll Love Them
- Only 3 ingredients
- Just 10 minutes of preparation
- They're no bake
- Healthy and totally satisfying
- Low carb and keto-friendly (only 2.25g net carbs per ball!)
Ingredients You'll Need
- Peanut butter - the best peanut butter for keto is the natural, unsalted variety.
- Coconut flour - a popular choice low-carb and keto diets because it’s higher in fiber than gluten-free flours like almond flour.
The best coconut flour for keto is a finely ground, blanched variety that doesn’t contain added sugar. Learn how to make your own coconut flour below.
- Maple syrup - there are many different brands of sugar-free maple syrup out there, but the type that is used most often on keto is pure liquid concentrate. It has less carbs and calories than the other options.
It is also the cheapest option and has a nice consistency that makes it easy to add to coffee, almond milk, or protein shakes for a sweetener. We suggest using Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup.
How To Make Keto Energy Balls
No bake peanut butter energy balls are made in just 3 easy steps.
Take a mixing bowl and combine the peanut butter, sugar-free maple syrup and coconut flour.
Mix everything together until you get a thick but workable batter. You can also add a pinch of salt in this step depending on your taste.
Next, shape the energy ball batter into bite-sized balls and place them on a baking pan lined with baking paper.
Make sure there's room between each ball so that they don't stick together.
Place the baking pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to help the energy balls set. Serve cold and optionally sprinkle them with desiccated coconut.
Are Peanut Energy Balls Keto?
Yes! Because we use low carb coconut flour and sugar free sweetener our energy balls are totally keto-friendly.
Each ball only contains 2.25 grams of net carbohydrates as well as 1.4 grams of fiber, 6.65 grams of fat and 3.95 grams of protein for all day energy!
How To Make Coconut Flour
If you want to make your own homemade coconut flour it's super easy to do.
All you need is some shredded or desiccated coconut, and each cup yields about ½ cup of coconut flour.
- Place the desiccated coconut in either a blender, coffee grinder or mortar. Blend or grind until it reaches a powder consistency.
- Store in an air tight container.
In the fridge: Any leftover energy balls can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Make sure to keep them in an air tight container or bag.
In the freezer: If you want to make a large batch of these energy balls (which is great for meal prep) you can store them in the freezer. Freeze them for a few hours on the baking tray and then transfer them into freezer-proof bags. They'll keep for up to 3 months and are great as a grab and go snack.
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Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup sugar-free
- ¼ cup Coconut Flour
- Pinch of Salt optional to taste
- Dessicated Coconut optional to garnish
- Line a large baking pan with baking paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter with the sugar-free maple syrup and the coconut flour (also the salt if you are using) and mix well to get a thick but workable batter.
- Shape into bite-sized balls and place on the lined baking pan, making sure they don’t touch.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set, and serve cold, optionally sprinkled with coconut.