These Easy No-Bake Turmeric Energy Balls are healthy and flavorful. Made in minutes with warming spices, they are the perfect portable snack.
I love to keep portable snacks like protein bars and dried fruit in my purse or car for when I am out and about. These Turmeric Energy Balls are a perfect snack for just that.
I also love that they have anti-inflammatory properties like ginger and turmeric, which I've been adding to my diet for the last few years. Besides the health benefits of turmeric, they have healthy ingredients like nuts, dates, and coconut.
❤️ Why You'll Love Them
- They're made in minutes and they're a no-bake recipe!
- They are perfect for on-the-go.
- They are a hearty and healthy snack.
- Sliced coconut: Pairs really well with the flavor of turmeric. I used sliced coconut, but you could also use shredded coconut, just note that you won't need as much because shredded coconut is more dense than sliced.
- Almond flour: Helps bind the turmeric balls together. I like to use almond flour because it is gluten-free. I used super-fine almond flour. You could also use oat flour or ground nuts.
- Dates: I used organic pitted Deglet dates. You could also use Medjool dates or another variety of dates, just make sure to check the dates for hard bits even if you buy pitted dates.
- Turmeric powder: I used ground turmeric. I have not tried this recipe with fresh turmeric root.
- Ginger: It also tastes great with turmeric. I used ground ginger. I have not tried this recipe with fresh ginger root.
- Cinnamon: Tastes great with turmeric and ginger. I used Ceylon cinnamon.
- Cardamom: Tastes great with the warm flavors of the other spices. A pinch is all that is needed.
- Black pepper: Helps the absorption of turmeric. A pinch is such a small amount that you won't even taste it.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness. I prefer sea salt.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Nut butter: almond butter, cashew butter
- Nuts: raw walnuts, pecans, almonds, or cashews
- Vanilla protein powder for some extra protein
- Maple syrup or agave syrup
- Lemon juice and lemon zest for a lemony flavor
- Coconut oil
- Seeds: flax seeds, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, or chia seeds
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Step 1: Add coconut shreds, almond flour, dates, and spices (except turmeric) to a food processor.
Step 2: Mix until you get a smooth consistency. It will form a ball in the food processor.
Step 3: Place the mixture in a large mixing bowl (preferably glass to prevent the food processor from staining). Add turmeric. Mix to combine.
Step 4: Using a small spoon, scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture. With latex gloves, roll the mixture into balls. Place the no-bake energy bites in an airtight container.
- If your dates aren't fresh you may want to soak them in hot water for 15 minutes to soften them up.
- Use gloves and mix the mixture in a bowl after adding turmeric, so that you don't stain your food processor or hands.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
This turmeric no-bake energy ball recipe will last about 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature in the pantry. You can also store energy balls in the fridge for 2 weeks.
Yes, these turmeric no-bake energy balls can be frozen for several months in a freezer-safe bag or other freezer-safe container.
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Easy No-Bake Turmeric Energy Balls
- In a food processor add dates, almond flour, sliced coconut, and spices (except turmeric).
- Mix until well combined. A ball will form in the food processor.
- So that you don't stain your food processor, place the mixture in a large glass bowl. Add turmeric and stir until well combined.
- Put on some latex gloves and form balls. Refrigerate.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.