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These Maple Donut Energy Balls taste just like your favorite donut but with a healthy twist!

Maple Donut Energy Balls

5 from 1 review

  • Author: Kelsey


  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup pecan butter (or almond or cashew butter)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • refined coconut oil as needed


  • In a food processor combine pitted dates, almond flour, nut butter, maple syrup, flax meal and water and blend on high until completely combined and smooth. (it will kind of form a ball in the mixer)
  • Scoop out the mixture into balls and roll them in your hand to make them perfectly round.  Place the balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate. Use the end of a wooden spoon to make an indent in the middle of the balls, about half way through. This will make them look like a donut!
  • Place them in the freezer to harden up a bit while you make the glaze.
  • In a small bowl combine melted coconut butter and maple extract.  (if you haven’t worked with coconut butter before, know that it hardens at room temperature so you have to microwave it a bit to get it back to liquid form)
  • Note: If the glaze is not thin enough to dip the balls in, add some melted coconut oil as needed until it is smooth!
  • Once the glaze is smooth, remove energy balls from the freezer and dip the tops in the glaze.  Once all are glazed, place them back in the freezer to harden.
  • Store in the freezer or fridge in a ziplock bag and enjoy!!