So, these are actually, really good. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. Not only are these, of course, good for you, but they taste like dessert. You almost feel guilty when eating them- almost. But then you remember how they’re made out of fiber full oats, protein packed almond butter, and raw honey and you eat two more with a smile on your face. I might like these even more than my cookie dough balls – just maybe.
These energy oat balls are perfect for on the go, packing into your snack box, having on hand in the fridge for late night munchies, a little pop of sunshine on your breakfast plate, for dessert, or really just anytime, anywhere. Let’s take a look at the mouth watering and nutritious 3 main ingredients of these.
Oats- you can’t have oat balls without oats now can you? Oats are heart healthy, full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and are just down right nutritious! ( source )
Almond butter – it’s a staple in our home, and we tend to buy it in bulk. Almonds are packed full of protein, nutrients, fiber, vitamins, and more. Just remember to not over do it with nuts- they’re super good for you, but just like with any food, eat in moderation. (source)
Raw honey- did you know that pure, quality, raw honey actually has rich nutrients and many health benefits? It’s antibacterial, antifungal, healing, and more. (source)
So good right?! Our Creator sure knew what He was doing when He made these amazing plants and products! There are 4 different ways that you could make this recipe, and all of them are so good you should just make a little of everything- which is why I made it so you could! If you make a big batch and then evenly divide it into four different bowls and then add the extra ingredients to those seperate batches. or you could just pick one way to make it. It’s up to you! So, let’s stop talking and start mixing👩🏼🍳.
Serves: 40 Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes
You can half, quarter, or double this recipe! Keep it sweet and simple or add in some *delicious extra ingredients ( shown below).
The sweet and simple base.
- 4 cups of organic, rolled, old fashioned oats
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 cup raw honey
- Mix everything together until well incorporated. If doing all four different flavors, put into four separate bowls. Place in fridge for 20 minutes to bind together and harden. After adding any extra flavors, roll into small balls and place in glass airtight container and store in fridge.
**Amount for one flavor: 1 cup oats, 1/4 cup almond butter, 1/4 cup honey.
*Optional add-ins for 1/4 of recipe👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
🍯 Cinnamon Roll – 2 tbs raisins, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, & a sprinkle coarse salt.
🥥 Chia and coconut – 1 tbs chia seeds, 2 tbs shredded coconut or coconut flakes.
🥜 Vanilla almond ( or peanut) – 2 tbs sliced almond or chopped peanuts, 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract.
🍪 Chocolate chunk – 2 tbs chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, sprinkle of coarse salt. ( sorry, I didn’t get a picture of these ones!)
I hope that you enjoy these YUMMY and healthy energy oat balls! Make sure to pin them so that you can always have the recipe on hand! Tell me in the comments if you made them and if you have any questions, be sure to let me know.
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