Easy, healthy and delicious Coconut Bliss Balls made from coconut and sunflower seeds. The perfect gluten-free and vegan energy boosting snack! Nut-free.
In need of a quick & satisfying snack high in protein & fiber? These zen bliss balls are sure to fit the bill with their ease of
preparation & their healthy deliverance of coconut & sunflower seed flavors.
When hunger hits & you're in need of an energy boost, grab one of these from the freezer and sink into its hearty bliss...
Tips for making these Healthy Nut-Free Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Bliss Balls made with sunflower seeds:
If you do not have a food processor or blender, you can grind the sunflower seeds as smoothly as you can with a mortar and pestle or you can use this sunflower ‘sun’ butter and then hand mix all of the ingredients until as smooth as possible.
For a keto or sugar-free version, you can omit the maple syrup altogether or use a low-carb sugar-free sweetener such as this monk fruit syrup for a still-tasty treat.
Due to the unique nature of coconut flour, I do not recommend replacing it with anything else.
You can replace the chia seeds with soaked flax seeds instead if you prefer.
These energy balls taste great with cinnamon instead of nutmeg if you would prefer.
You can use shredded instead of flaked coconut for similar results.
You can use pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds for another nut-free alternative.
You might also like these Keto Lemon Bars.
Coconut Bliss Balls (Vegan, Nut-Free)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 2 tbs maple syrup omit or substitute for keto option
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tsp sea salt omit if using salted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbs chia seeds soaked in 2 tbs water
- 2 tbs shredded coconut for rolling
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until a smooth dough forms.
- Shape into balls.
- Roll in shredded coconut.
- Store in freezer until ready to eat.
Odd that the title says ‘Nut-free’ but the recipe calls for almond milk…
Kristen Wood says
Hi, May! Can you please tell me where you've seen almond milk listed? This recipe doesn't call for any milk. 🙂 Have a great day!
WOW, another of your AMAZING recipes. I can eat a vegan diet only due to animal products upsetting my stomach and this is an amazing treat and not too sweet. I also added diced walnuts for additional crunch and nutrients.
Thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful creations with us. God Bless and keep you safe and healthy.
Kristen Wood says
Oh, I'm so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for taking the time to share. Be well! 🙂