Freekeh Energy Balls

Freekeh is an ancient grain from North Africa that is the perfect base for energy balls. A great power snack or breakfast on the go.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
20 energy balls


  • 1 ¾ cups water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup cracked freekeh

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter

  • ½ cup cocoa nibs

  • ½ cup chopped goji berries

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add freekeh, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.

  2. Combine 2 cups cooked freekeh, peanut butter, cocoa nibs, goji berries, coconut oil, and honey in a bowl. Mix everything into a large ball, cover, and freeze for 10 minutes.

  3. Roll into small bite-sized balls using moist hands. Store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

You can also use almond butter instead of peanut butter and chocolate chips instead of cacao nibs, or a mixture of both.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.