4 Simple Oat Ball Recipes for Your Family’s Healthy Snacks

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4 Simple Oat Ball Recipes for Your Family’s Healthy Snacks

Oats are a brain food that contains iron, zinc, potassium and vitamins B – these nutrients help the brain to function at full capacity. These fibre-rich type of grains provide glucose, known as blood sugar, which enhances your memory and concentration. When it comes to choosing an easy yet healthy breakfast, oats always tops the list of recommendations from nutritionists and fitness experts. These little grains can also be combined with easy-to-find ingredients for super yummy oat balls that your kiddos will ask for more.  Below are a few simple 10-minute recipes.

1. Peanut butter chocolate chip oat balls

When your sweet tooth seems to be so powerful to control but you’re trying to maintain a balanced diet, this peanut butter chocolate chip oat balls can be a good snack option for afternoons.

 

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Peanut butter chocolate chip oat balls (20 balls)


Ingredients
  • 1 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter as it contains less saturated fats than the traditional peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds or chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or dates, cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. 

  2. Let the mixture rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes to ensure they’re all stick together. 

  3. Roll them into balls by using a tablespoon. If they don’t stick together, try adding more either honey or peanut butter and mix well before rolling them again. 

  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for an hour. 


 

There you go! Your weekends can be more enjoyable when you roll these balls with your kids. It won’t be a huge mess in the kitchen, I promise.

2. Banana oat balls

Unlike other fruits, fresh bananas are available all year round. It’s rich in po-tassium – a mineral that is essential for good health, as it helps our body process carbohydrates. Using this inexpensive yet fat-free fruit to make oat balls couldn’t be a better choice.

 

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Almond oat balls
Banana oat balls (20 balls)
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas mash well
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 2/3 cup hemp butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips this is optional, as the ripe bananas are sweet enough. Only add chips in if your kids crave them
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Roll them into small balls (they’ll be sticky and wet, so don’t lose your pa-tience too quickly).

  3. Place all the balls on the parchment paper and let them freeze for 60 minutes .


 

Enjoy! You can keep them in your freezer for up to 3 months but I bet these kid-approved balls won’t stay in your fridge for more than one week.

3. Lemon poppy seed oat balls

I’m a huge fan of all things citrus and lemon muffin is one of those. I just can’t resist the moist, the tender and the light taste yet tangy flavour of those little yellow muffins. Love them! But to be honest, they do not look like an easy-to-make cake.

Recently, I found a simple lemon oat ball recipe and it works like a perfect alternative for me. Though it’s a bit more time consuming compared to peanut butter chocolate chip oat balls and banana oat balls, it’s really worth a try. Can’t wait to share it with you all.

 

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Lemon poppy seed oat balls (25-28 balls)
Ingredients
  • 90 g vanilla protein powder
  • 50 g gluten-free oats
  • 1 tablespoon (9g) poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7g) natural sweetener adjust this based on your preference
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons (90ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons (90ml) water
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients (except for lemon juice and water) together in a bowl.

  2. Add in the lemon juice and water, stir well. If you’re using liquid sweetener, add it together with lemon juice and water (adjust the amount of water ac-cordingly).

  3. Roll them into balls, seal and store in the fridge for 60 mins.


 

So now you have a delicious little snack for the afternoon breaks, for lunchbox desserts. Easy and healthy, right?

4. Almond oat balls

Who doesn’t love the crunchy, pleasing texture of almonds? Almond is a rich source of vitamin E, magnesium and protein. It’s packed with unsaturated fatty acids, fibre, vitamin E. No wonder they’re loved by many. When these nuts are combined with oats and honey to make balls, they taste even better.

 

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Almond oat balls
Almond oat balls (20 balls)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (150g) gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup (25g) sliced organic almonds or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons (75g) creamy, organic almond butter
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon (125g) organic honey
  • 1/4 cup (25g) ground almonds
  • 1 pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Chop almonds, using a sharp knife (or a blender).

  2. Mix oats, chopped almonds, chia seeds, sea salt. Stir well. 

  3. Melt almond butter, then stir in honey. Wait till it cools and pours it over to the oat mixture. Mix well. 

  4. Now roll this mixture into balls and then roll them into the ground almonds

  5. Place them in the fridge for 60 mins.


 

Now your fun and healthy snack is done. Yummy!

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Comments (4)

  • Meg Reply

    I had it before every yoga class and it works!

    March 15, 2020 at 9:30 am
  • Emily Reply

    I am very excited about these healthy, delicious snacks!

    Just made my first batch and between my husband and I they are going fast. We eat a few between breakfast and lunch and they really keep you full for awhile. Cannot believe how good they taste for how healthy they are.

    March 17, 2020 at 3:01 pm
  • Jenny Reply

    Yummy recipes. Will be handy for lockdown days 🙂

    March 18, 2020 at 6:34 pm
  • Xian Reply

    I love these. One tip here is also: you could use coconut oil instead of almond butter. I tried dipping in dark Chocolate (for the kid) then rolled in coconut yummy yummy yummy 😀

    March 20, 2020 at 10:19 am

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