When I visited a good friend lately, I found her sitting on the couch, nursing her little baby boy. She welcomed me with the words: could you please make me a sandwich? I am starving…. A couple of days later she told me about some “power balls” she made herself to have some rescue food when quick energy ist needed the most… Plus, they are delicious!

I couldn’t resist to make some. I used the basic recipe from Hannah Schmitz, you can find it here. As it is in german and because I changed some ingredients I’ll write it down for you. It is truly a little bite of tasty, nuttily buttery goodness and it makes a satisfying snack – if you are nursing or not :-).. Great for kids after school or before sport, basically any time you need a power snack to keep you going.




Nicely packed, Energy-Balls make a perfect little gift. And it is also a great idea to have some in your own fridge… You never know when you need the extra kick!



  • 1/2 cup fine spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt semolina
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 4 tablespoons quinoa
  • 1 cup cashew nuts,chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Vanilla pod, seeded
  • 1/2 cup honey ( not the liquid one)
  • 50 g cold butter, cut in little pieces
  • shredded coconut, cocoa, roasted sesame, pistachios…to roll the balls in

Roast the flour and the semolina in a pan, until it gets golden. Put it aside in a large bowl. Roast the almonds, quinoa and cashews until golden brown and add to the flour-semolina mixture. Add the spices and the honey and let cool down completely.

Add the butter in small pieces and knead all the ingredients together, until you have a smooth paste. Start forming small balls and roll them in shredded coconut, cocoa, chopped pistachios, roasted sesame…

Keep them refrigerated, they won’t last long anyway, because they taste to good!



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