3 No-Bake Energy Ball Recipes for Fall

Mug filled with energy balls and blue flowers

One of the best ways to stick with healthy foods is to plan ahead. That way, when those snack cravings come around, you already have a plan! These no-bake energy balls are filled with dates and other fruits, oats, and delicious spices. They have all the Fall flavors you love, plus lots of healthy fiber, protein, fats, and low GI energy.

Oat what a Feeling, it’s a Date!

All three of these no-bake energy ball recipes are based on up to 1 cup of dates, plus 1 cup of oats. We then adjust the number of dates depending on what other nuts and fruits are in the energy ball recipe.

For example:

Three photos showing ingredients and food processor to make Fall flavored energy balls

Can You see a Pattern Emerging?

That’s right! Just start with one cup of medjool dates (or half a cup of dates mixed with half a cup of fruit). Then add one cup of oats (or half a cup of oats mixed with half a cup of nuts) and some other flavorings of your choice!

However, it’s important that there’s always at least half a cup of dates. This ensures you have a rich, sweet flavor and keeps your no-bake energy balls from falling apart. Also, if your dates seem a little dry, soak them in warm water until they’re nice and gooey. Finally, if your mixture is still dry then you can add some maple syrup. Be careful and add the maple one teaspoon at a time until the mixture sticks together.

Time to get Rolling!

Each recipe makes 12 no-bake energy bites. So, simply divide the mix into 12 even portions. Then, with wet hands (to stop the mix from sticking) roll them into balls. Lastly, toss them in their coating of nuts, spices or other flavorings. This step makes them extra tasty, and also stops them from being really sticky.

Once they are done, you can keep your energy balls in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long!).

If you try these no-bake energy bites please let us know what you think with a comment and a rating! Every bit of feedback helps make The Plant Riot even better!

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Mug filled with energy balls and blue flowers

3 No-Bake Energy Ball Recipes for Fall

  • Author: Rachel Steenland | The Plant Riot
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 energy balls 1x


Try these 3 delicious no-bake energy ball recipes with Fall flavors! These energy balls are packed with the goodness oats, dates, nuts, spices and more! 



Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

(makes 12 Energy Balls

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pits removed (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or water (optional – see notes)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, pieces/crumbs (for rolling energy balls in)


Cranberry, Orange + Walnut Energy Balls

(makes 12 Energy Balls)


Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

(makes 12 Energy Balls)

  • 1/2 cup dried apple, rehydrated (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates, pits removed (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup almonds or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or water (optional – see notes)
  • 1/4 cup almond, pieces/crumbs (for rolling energy balls in)


  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor (besides the nuts/seeds for rolling the energy balls in). 
  2. Pulse until the mixture starts to come together (stop and scrap down the sides, as required). If the mixture is a little dry, add maple syrup or water 1 teaspoon at a time until the mixture is well combined. The amount of water needed depends on how juicy your medjool dates are! See the notes section below.
  3. Divide the mixture into roughly 1 tablespoon amounts. Wet your hands (to help stop the mixture from sticking), and roll each portion in the palms of your hands until you have a rough ball.
  4. Add crushed nuts/seeds to a small bowl and roll the energy balls around in the nut/seed pieces/crumbs to coat the balls.
  5. Place the finished energy balls into an airtight container (in a single layer) and allow them to firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes. Enjoy!


Store your No-Bake Energy Balls in an airtight container in the fridge, and consume within a week.


  • If your medjool dates, cranberries and apples (or other fruit of choice) are a little dry, soak them in hot water for up to 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry before use.
  • The amount of maple syrup or water needed depends on how juicy your medjool dates are! Start with 1 teaspoon and work up from there. You should’t need more than one teaspoon or two.
  • Nutritional information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide.

Keywords: no bake every balls, energy balls dates, energy ball recipes, energy balls oats

And if you’re looking for another power-packed snack, check out our Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

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