Maca Energy Balls


High resolution photograph of top view of Maca Energy Balls made with earth notions’ cacao powder, quinoa flakes and maca powder.

These maca energy balls are a delicious and nutritious snack that will give you the pick-me-up you need! This unique blend of dates, almonds, oats, and maca powder combine to make a treat that is full of flavor and beneficial nutrients. Not only are these energy balls easy to make and require minimal ingredients, they are naturally sweetened and gluten-free too. So whether you're looking for something to provide a mid-afternoon boost, or a healthy dessert to enjoy after dinner - these maca energy balls have got you covered. Plus, with this recipe so simple but convenient there's no excuse for not trying it out for yourself!


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped cacao nuts
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or quinoa flakes
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a food processor, combine the dates, almonds, cacao nuts, oats/flakes, and maca powder. Process until the ingredients are well combined and form a sticky dough.
  2. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and process again until well combined.
  3. Scoop out tablespoon-sized balls of the dough and roll them between your hands to form balls.
  4. Place the balls on a plate or tray and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Enjoy your delicious and healthy maca energy balls!

This recipe makes about 12 energy balls. You can adjust the ingredients to your liking and add more or less of each ingredient to suit your taste. Maca powder has a unique, slightly nutty flavor, so it goes well with the dates, almonds, and oats in these energy balls. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to your diet.

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Janelle Van Driesen

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