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Sultana Energy Balls

Dec 2, 2014 | Nutrition, Recipe, Recipes for Runners | 4 comments

Sultana Energy Balls Recipe

I’ve had quite a few requests for some more recipes that use everyday ingredients in a healthy way. These energy balls are inspired by Anne’s energy bites. They use ingredients that you should have in your cupboards, you could swap in some of your favourite dried fruits and nuts for whatever you have on hand!

Sultana Energy Balls

Sultana Energy Balls

Sultana Energy Balls 

250g sultanas

100g oats (I used Rude Health 5 grain 5 seeds porridge oats)

100g pecans

15g flaxseeds (optional)

1tsp cinnamon

1tbsp cacao (regular cocoa powder also works!)

3tbsp peanut butter

Blitz all the ingredients together in a food processor until very finely chopped. Press mixture together into balls, it looks dry but it does come together if you really squeeze. It’s easier to press them than rolling them. You should make about 20 balls. I freeze mine to ensure they last a little longer, and become a little more solid for transporting but you can keep them in a ziplock or in the fridge!


These are so delicious, full of fibre and energy. Feel free to use a slightly more virtuous peanut butter than the one I used (trying to use up multiple tubs in my cupboard at the moment so using what I have on hand!) These are brilliant to eat on the go, as a mid morning/afternoon snack or sweet treat- although they might not be the best run fuel due to the high fibre content!

Sultana Energy Balls

sultana energy balls



    • Chiswickmum

      Sultanas are a dried fruit similar to raisins and currants – you can use them interchangeably. Or at least I do. An old fashioned way of cleaning them is to put them in a sieve with a handful of flour and then shake the flour put over the sink or bin. But you don’t need to clean them. That is what my Granny used to do. Hope that helps.

  1. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    Yum! I always have a batch of something similar on hand, save me a fortune in buying snack bars.

  2. Louise @louliveswell

    Ooh great recipe! I am loving energy balls at the moment, and usually whack a load of chia seeds in them, but this recipe is so much easier and cheaper using stuff I am definitely going to have in the cupboard 🙂 Thanks!



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