No-Bake Oat Balls

If you have a sweet tooth after every meal and need something quick and healthy to satiate, these are for you! They’re great as a post-workout snack and a freezer staple in our house as of late. You can also use this recipe as a great foundation and add/remove ingredients to taste, making it easy to make a different oat ball each week. These have fiber and a little boost of sugar without leading to a crash. I allow myself 2 max {but I’ll be honest it’s hard to not go back for third ;)}

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Gluten-free rolled oats (I prefer Trader Joes, but Bob’s Red Mill makes good ones too)
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter (add more if you’re having trouble molding them into balls)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (can substitute with dark chocolate if you prefer or add in some cacao nibs, but for me they’re too bitter)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Other ingredients I’ve added when experimenting, just keep in mind to cut back on some of the other dry ingredients or up the nut butter and syrup, which act as the glue to keep them all together:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • sprinkle of chia seeds
  • substitute honey in place of the maple syrup
  • other nut butters: peanut/cashew butter

Directions:

  • Measure and mix all together in a bowl
  • Make into bite size balls
  • Freeze & store frozen

 

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