These Raw Chia Seed Nutter Butter Balls are a quick and nutrient-dense snack to have on hand.
They are super easy to make and a perfect snack for adults and kids alike.
I love to use chia seeds whenever I can, because they are a good source of vegan calcium, fiber and keep you feeling full for longer.
These are made with almond butter, but you can use your favorite nut butter.
I’ve also used peanut butter and they were really good too.
Make sure you read in my tips below about adjusting the amount of almond flour you use depending on the type of nut butter you use because they vary in consistency.
This is a clean eating snack that’s ready in about 5 minutes and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
The nut butter I chose in the Raw Chia Seed Nut Butter Ball version was organic almond butter.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out this, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark, Clean Eating Copycat Peanut Butter Tagalongs or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour:*
- has the highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58%
- 14% coconut oil
- 19% protein
- helps promote blood sugar health
5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:*
- excellent vegetarian source of omega fatty acids
- easily digestible form of protein
- full of minerals and vitamins
- more anti-oxidants than flaxseed
- excellent source of dietary fiber
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter + Almond Flour):*
- excellent source of heart-healthy fats
- helps lower blood pressure
- rich in anti-oxidants
- helps control blood sugar
- high in magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #2: I’ve also made these with homemade peanut butter and they’re really good too. You may have to adjust the amount of almond flour you use depending on the brand of nut butter. Store-bought versions tend to be a little more runny than homemade and that will affect how much almond/coconut flour you will need to add.
Tip #3: It’s really hard to find true, raw, unpasteurized almond flour, but I’ve been able to find some here and it’s really good.