With only three ingredients, these peanut butter oatmeal balls will keep your taste buds happy and satisfied. In just five minutes flat, you can have a healthy, easy breakfast that’s perfect for kids to enjoy, or even as an afternoon pick-me-up.
These 3-ingredient peanut butter & oatmeal balls are sweet, crunchy, and delicious. With only one of these balls, you will be getting 2 grams of protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
You can make these ahead of time and you’ll have a quick breakfast or snack just waiting for you in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
This recipe won’t take you more than 5 minutes, and your food processor does most of the work. All you have to do is blend the ingredients, pour them into a bowl, and make little balls with the mixture. It’s the perfect breakfast to make with kids, too.
What You Need to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
Rolled oats, dates, and peanut butter—that’s all you need for this recipe. How great is that?
If you don’t have dates, you can also substitute them for honey or agave.
- Rolled Oats
- Peanut Butter
- Peanuts (optional)
How To Make Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
Start by mixing all the ingredients in a food processor, until you get a nice paste. This shouldn’t be too wet or too dry—just wet enough to stick together into a ball.
Pour the paste into a bowl and grab about 1 tsp of it into the palm of your hand, forming a small ball. Repeat until you use all the paste.
You can sprinkle some triturated peanuts on top (this is optional).
Let it rest in the fridge until you feel like having a snack.
How long can these be stored?
Since it is made out of ingredients that are non-perishable, you can keep the energy balls in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If you freeze them, they’ll last about 30 days.
Are energy balls actually healthy?
Homemade energy balls are packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber, so they’re a great option for a healthy snack. Of course, like everything else, you need to control how many you eat at once. However, compared to many processed snacks that you can buy, this is definitely a much better choice.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 4-5 dates
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- In a food processor, mix all the ingredients until you get a nice paste.
- Pour the paste into a bowl and grab about 1 tsp of it into the palm of your hand, and make a small ball. Repeat until you use all the paste.
- You can sprinkle some peanuts on top and let it rest in the fridge until you feel like having a snack.
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- Cinnamon And Spice Oatmeal
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- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
Liliya Balinska is a recipe developer, food photographer, and yoga teacher based in Portugal. She's been passionate about cooking and food art since she was young.