An easy recipe for 3 ingredient no bake keto almond butter energy balls! Low in carbs and sugar free, these soft and chewy balls are packed with protein and ready in 5 minutes! Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free options included. Dairy Free, Grain Free.
No Bake Almond Butter Balls
Ever since going on a ketogenic and paleo diet, almond butter would ALWAYS be part of my snack routine. You would always find a jar of almond butter in my pantry, or the makings of my homemade version.
While I’m one to simply snack on almond butter from the jar, I’ve found it slightly hard to carry a jar around with me when I’m out.
Enter- a portable low carb almond butter snack.
Keto friendly snacks have been my go-to lately, as I love snacks higher in fat and protein. They keep me satisfied between meals and strangely, give me WAY more energy. This is where I really let my love for almond butter shine!
Can you eat almond butter on a low carb diet?
All natural and unsweetened almond butter is indeed a low carb food. It contains high amounts of both protein and healthy fats, and even has a moderate amount of fiber.
Per 2 tablespoon serving, almond butter provides a mere 2.5 grams of net carbs.
Not only is almond butter low carb, but it is suitable for a ketogenic diet. It’s perfect to use in both sweet and savory recipes, or enjoyed on it’s own, like a one ingredient fat bomb!
Is almond butter paleo friendly?
Unlike peanut butter, almond butter is paleo friendly. It is also a nut butter that is allowed on the whole30 program.
The beauty of this protein ball recipe is that any kind of almond butter will work- Blanched almond butter, roasted almond butter and even raw almond butter.
You only need THREE Ingredients to make these 3-ingredient almond butter keto balls
- Smooth almond butter
- Keto Maple Syrup
- Coconut Flour
I recommend using smooth or drippy almond butter. It mixes beautifully into the other ingredients and has a pleasant and rich flavor. I made one batch with homemade almond butter, but also made a batch of this ultra-smooth almond butter. I prefer the latter, as it had a lighter color and texture.
You can substitute the almond butter for any nut or seed butter of choice. If you love peanut butter, you’ll LOVE this 3 ingredient peanut butter no bake balls recipe.
To keep these almond butter balls keto-friendly, I used keto maple syrup. It’s sweetened with monk fruit, and is 100% sugar free and low carb.
Of course, if you don’t follow a ketogenic diet, you can replace it with any refined sugar free syrup or sweetener. Some favorites include pure maple syrup, agave nectar, and honey (not strictly vegan).
Finally, the coconut flour is used to hold the balls together, and also provide a cake-like and fudgy texture. I love using coconut flour in fat bombs instead of coconut oil or cream cheese, as it lowers the calories, fat, and overall carb count.
Please do not swap out or substitute the coconut flour, as this is key to consistency. You can try another grain-free or low carb flour, but will need to double or even triple the amount.
More Energy Balls and Bites Recipes to Try
- Cranberry Energy Bites
- Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls
- Pumpkin Protein balls
- Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites
- Whole30 Energy Balls
Almond Butter Balls
- Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix very well, until combined. If the batter is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk until thick and smooth.
- Using your hands, form 40 small or 20 large balls of dough and place them on the lined plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
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