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Oatmeal Energy Balls

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Balls make for a yummy little snack, on-the-go breakfast, or pick-me-up during the day!

Oatmeal energy ball made with raisins, dates, oats, and walnuts with a bite taken out.

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My family is totally obsessed with Larabars – anyone else?! My husband takes one daily to work. They’re delicious, and made with whole ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, and dates – those are actually usually the only ingredients on the package.

While I have yet to make homemade Larabars, I have noticed they are easily done and basically made the same way that energy balls are. Instead of pressed and cut into bars, the mixture is rolled up into bite-sized balls.

This morning, as I was looking over the ingredients in my pantry, the raisins and rolled oats were calling my name. I just had to try my hand at making oatmeal energy balls.

Ingredients

If you love oatmeal raisin cookies, you’ll be obsessed with these. They contain only four simple ingredients, and no peanut butter.

  • Oats: Rolled oats are best for this recipe.
  • Medjool dates: These add natural sweetness and act as a binder.
  • Walnuts: You can also use pecans.
  • Raisins: Dried cranberries would be delicious, too!
Ingredients laid out on the table.

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender, pulse together raisins and walnuts until roughly chopped.
  • Add the medjool dates in the blender with the raisins and walnuts and pulse until the dates are fully broken down and mushy. 
  • Add the oats and continue to pulse until fully incorporated. If the mixture is dry, you can add a couple more dates. If the mixture is too sticky to form into balls, add more oats. 
  • At this point, you can add cinnamon to taste if you want a little spice.
  • Form the mixture into balls (about 1 tablespoon each).

Storage

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Overhead photo of oatmeal energy balls with raisins and oats scattered across the surface.

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Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls

Karissa Besaw
Oatmeal energy balls make for a yummy little snack, on-the-go breakfast, or pick-me-up during the day! They taste just like oatmeal raisin cookie dough.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 28 balls
Calories 58 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 12 medjool dates pits removed
  • ¾ cup rolled oats

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor or blender, pulse together raisins and walnuts until roughly chopped.
  • Add the medjool dates in the blender with the raisins and walnuts and pulse until the dates are fully broken down and mushy. 
  • Add the oats and continue to pulse until fully incorporated. If the mixture is dry, you can add a couple more dates. If the mixture is too sticky to form into balls, add more oats. 
  • Form the mixture into balls (about 1 tablespoon each). Store in a container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.3mg
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so good! Do you know the nutritional info for them? Thanks! Mine made 16 balls

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