Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls
These Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls are a naturally sweet treat with vibrant lemon flavour, a soft and sweet texture, and healthy ingredients!
If I could have any healthy treat on hand at all times, it would be these Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls.
Perfectly bite-sized, loaded with vibrant lemon flavour and damn satisfying. Seriously, these are my latest obsession. I may even be eating one right now as I write this. (I am 😉 )
But seriously, if you’re looking for a healthy snack for that 3pm slump, or a healthy dessert alternative, this recipe is a great option. If you’re in a chocolate-y mood, these Chocolate Macaroon Energy Balls are another delicious option. For a fruity feel, these Coconut Apricot Energy Balls are right up your alley.
These Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls made with almond flour and coconut flour so it’s completely grain-free, and uses brown rice syrup as a sweetener. These will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but are filled with protein and healthy fats to keep you full!
How to make bliss balls/energy balls:
Call em bliss balls, energy balls, energy bites…call em whatever you like. Whatever you want to call them, these babies are quick to make, healthy, and totally delicious.
So what are bliss balls exactly? They’re basically a raw treat usually made with an assortment of nuts, oats, dried fruits, nut butter and sticky sweeteners.
They’re then mixed together and shaped into bite-sized balls for a quick and healthy snack or dessert.
Bliss balls are often made with dates or dried fruits as a binder and usually require a food processor to make. But for today’s recipe, all you’ll need is a bowl and a spoon to whip up a batch of these lemon poppyseed bliss balls! Plus, lemon juice has a ton of health benefits that you can read about here.
A few notes on these Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls:
These lemon poppyseed bliss balls are made with a base of coconut butter. If you can’t find coconut butter, you can use coconut oil as a substitute.
These bliss balls are completely grain-free, and don’t require any dried fruit to bind them together. The dough binds together using brown rice syrup (or any other sticky syrup) and coconut butter.
The dough should be easily form into balls when you roll it in your hands without falling apart.
If you find your dough is a little crumbly when you press it between your fingers, it means you need to add some more liquid to help it stick. Simply add an extra tbsp of brown rice syrup and a tad more melted coconut butter.
These bliss balls need to be stored in the fridge, and can also be frozen.
More bliss ball recipes to try
- Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- Chocolate Macaroon Energy Balls
- Salted Caramel Coconut Bliss Balls
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls
Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 12–15 balls 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
These bliss balls are SO tasty, and you don’t even need a food processor to make them!
- 1/3 cup coconut butter, melted (can sub coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup+2 tbsp brown rice syrup (can sub maple syrup or honey)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp almond extract (can sub vanilla extract)
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- pinch of salt
- *1-2 tsp of almond milk (if needed to help bind)
- Mix the coconut butter, brown rice syrup, lemon juice and almond extract together in a bowl.
- Next, add in the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. The dough should stick together when you roll it in your hands. If the dough is crumbly, add a bit more melted coconut butter and brown rice syrup.
- Use a small cookie scoop or a spoon to scoop out the dough and roll into balls using your hands.
- Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to firm up before eating.
If you’re having trouble moulding your dough into balls add 1-2 tsp of almond milk or water to your dough.
Add a pinch of Tumeric (no more than 1/4 tsp!) to make your bliss balls more vibrant yellow!
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 129
- Sugar: 5g
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: how to make energy balls, energy balls no food processor, grain-free dessert
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What can I substitute the coconut butter or oil to make them oil free?
Hi Melissa, this recipe requires some sort of fat to help bind the balls together, you can use a nut butter like almond butter or cashew butter, however keep in mind these will change the colour & flavour of the bliss balls and that nut butters still contain oil
Would it be ok if I used oat flour in place of the almond flour because I am allergic to almonds, will the oat flour affect the texture or favor in any way?
Hi Karina! That should work-you may need to slightly adjust the wet ingredients in you use oat flour. If you find your dough is too dry or wet
These sound fantastic and I am very fond of all your recipes.
Can I use oat flour in this recipe?
Hi Angela, these should work with oat flour-though you may need to adjust the liquid ingredients slightly, if the dough feels a bit dry with the oat flour just add a bit more liquid until it comes together!
Made these the other night and they were absolutely amazing!
Thanks Morgan 🙂
Does the “base” have to be coconut butter or oil? Would actual butter work?
Hi Cindy, you can use butter if you prefer 🙂
I’m new to “bliss balls”. Do you have to use coconut and almond flour or would regular flour be sufficient?
Hi Thalia, for this recipe you’ll want to use almond flour. Regular flour is not generally recommended to eat raw and this is a no-bake recipe.
These look so cute and delicious! Such a lovely color! 🙂
Thanks so much Ela!
Can’t wait to make these bliss balls! I love having these around for a snack with my afternoon coffee, and the lemon poppy seed is a such a great flavor for spring!