Oat, cranberry and choc chip energy balls

Energy Balls

Lyndal McNamara - Research Dietitian, 18 November 2016

Looking for a low FODMAP pick me up? Try these delicious energy balls for the perfect school lunchbox treat, post workout snack or afternoon tea!


(makes 12 balls) 

  • 1 cup (80g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (90g) dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (64g) peanut butter
  • 3 tbs. (60g) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (15g) puffed quinoa
  • 2 tbs. (30g) mini dark chocolate chips
  1. Place oats into a food processor and process until they are flour like in consistency
  2. Add cranberries, peanut butter and maple syrup to food processor and continue to process until a dough begins to form and stick together.
  3. Add puffed quinoa and chocolate chips and pulse several times until well distributed through the dough.
  4. Using a large spoon, scoop out a spoonful of dough and roll between your hands into neat ball shapes. Place balls in an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Tip: for a nut free alternative, blend 64g of sunflower seeds into a paste and use in place of peanut butter. 

Nutrition Information/serve: 1 serve = 1 ball 

Energy 464kJ
Protein 2.5g
Fat 4.4g
Saturated fat 1.1g
Carbohydrates 14.5g
Fibre 1.6g
Sodium 23mg
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