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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls

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.

3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls

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.

Ingredients on a table

  • Dates
  • 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.

Blending ingredients

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.

Mixing ingredients in a bowl

You can sprinkle some triturated peanuts on top (this is optional).

Let it rest in the fridge until you feel like having a snack.

Peanuts

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

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Liliya Balinska
These delicious and healthy 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are an easy breakfast or snack for any time of day. Chock-full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, these will keep you full until lunch! And they only take 5 minutes to make too—what could be better?
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 8 to 10 balls
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 4-5 dates
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • 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.
Keyword breakfast, oatmeal, snack

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Liliya Balinska

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.

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