Pear, sultana and oat balls
Serves: 25 balls
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon white chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ⅓ cup hazelnut (or almond) meal
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 1 fresh pear, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut + extra for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons water, extra
  1. Place the oats in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring, until lightly toasted. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chia and water. Set aside to swell.
  3. Place the hazelnut meal, sultanas, pear and coconut in a food processor and process until well combined.
  4. Add the oats, chia mixture, vanilla and extra water and process until the mixture is well combined and sticks together when squeezed. Start with 1 tablespoon of water and add more if required.
  5. Using damp hands, roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Place some extra coconut in a bowl and roll the balls in the coconut to coat. Refrigerate until firm.
- These balls will keep in the fridge for 3 days or freeze them in an airtight container or bag .
Recipe by emerald + ella blog at