Energy balls are my go to for those mid hunger pangs, after school snack, on the go snacking or for packing them in kids lunch box. These are perfect bites which give instant energy and keeps one full for longer. These are very good for kids who need more nutrition in every bite.
Energy balls are part of my Sunday routine and I usually make a batch to last a week. My go to recipe is of energy balls with dates. These are made with raw ingredients and don’t require any cooking. You can add chocolate to make chocolate energy balls or add peanut butter to make chocolate peanut butter energy balls.
I have made these energy balls with figs and almonds. Figs are an excellent source of calcium and very good for growing kids who are underweight and need more calories and nutrition. You can add other nuts of your choice and can also make these energy balls with dates, prunes, apricots, etc. You can spice it up with various spices like cinnamon, five spice and even add lemon flavor to these. You can add coconut to make it more tropical.
This is an extremely simple, no cook, one blender recipe which takes very less time and are very healthy. No added sugar and made with calorie dense dried nuts and dried fruits. You may also like the recipe for Roasted Nuts 4 Ways.
This fig almond energy ball recipe is part of my ongoing series on “20+ Weight Gain Foods and Recipes”. If you also worry about your child’s weight then you must read our article, where you will see 20+ weight gain foods and also all the easy recipes made with all those ingredients. Here are some of our other recipes especially made for Weight Gain series:
Fig Almond No Bake Energy Ball Recipe
Healthy, nutritious, no cook energy ball recipe made with figs and almonds.
- 11 Dried Figs
- 20 Almonds
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon optional
- 1 tbsp Ghee clarified butter if required
If figs are very dry, then soak them in hot water for 30 minutes or until they are soft. Drain and use the soft figs. Chop the dried figs, if they are soft enough, into small pieces so it’s easy to grind.
Grind figs till it’s crumbly and a bit sticky.
Now add cinnamon powder and almonds and grind till almonds are well ground and mixed with the figs. This mixture should be sticky. If it’s not sticky, then use a little ghee and grind again.
Once the mixture is sticky it will bind well into small balls.
Take a tsp of the mixture and bind it into a ball of approximately 1/2 inch diameter. Repeat till all the mixture is used up. You should get 14 such balls with the entire mixture.
Since it’s made with dried fruits and nuts, a small ball is sufficient at one time.