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7 No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls For Those Times You Need A Boost

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Oatmeal energy balls

No-bake oatmeal energy balls are the perfect solution for those times when you need a boost and you don’t want to sacrifice nutrition and flavor.

In this article, we introduce you to the oatmeal energy ball recipes (both regular and with extra protein) that keep us going throughout the day.

We also let you in on how you can be a part of The Soulfull Project’s unique community efforts to supply servings of our whole-grain hot cereal to food banks in your area.

No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls

1) Basic Recipe

 oatmeal energy balls ingredients in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of nut butter (peanut butter is always a good option)
  • ⅓ cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons of seeds (chia, flax, or hemp)

Instructions

  1. Measure all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Stir until ingredients are well combined
  3. Adjust the ingredients to get the correct texture (it should resemble a sticky dough that retains its shape when rolled)
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  5. Roll the dough into balls (about one inch in diameter)
  6. Serve and enjoy

Store any leftover oatmeal energy balls (yeah, like that’ll happen!) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to three months.

2) High-Protein Almond Joy Recipe

 up-close of oatmeal energy ball

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 4 ½ tablespoons of chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (we like the unsweetened kind)

Instructions

  1. Measure all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Stir until ingredients are well combined
  3. Adjust the ingredients to get the correct texture (it should resemble a sticky dough that retains its shape when rolled)
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (In many cases, the protein powder acts as a binding agent making your dough sturdier from the get-go. If that’s the case, feel free to skip this step.)
  5. Roll the dough into balls about one inch in diameter (We sometimes use a cookie scoop in order to get consistent size throughout the batch, but a regular spoon will do just as well.)
  6. Serve and enjoy

We like these high-protein oatmeal energy balls because they’re sweet, filling, and keep us full longer so we aren’t tempted to snack on less nutritious treats.

3) White Chocolate Cranberry Recipe

 A bowl of White Chocolate cranberry oatmeal energy balls

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups of rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • ½ cup of almond butter or cashew butter
  • ⅓ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup of white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Measure all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Stir until ingredients are well combined
  3. Adjust the ingredients to get the correct texture (it should resemble a sticky dough that retains its shape when rolled)
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough into balls about one inch in diameter (If you want something that’s a little less of a mouthful, make your oatmeal energy balls a bit smaller.)
  6. Serve and enjoy

4) High-Protein Thin Mint Recipe

 Bowl of High-Protein Thin Mint oatmeal energy balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of pitted dates (12-13)
  • ½ cup of chocolate crispy rice cereal
  • ¼ cup of raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate protein powder
  • ¼ tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  1. Measure oats, dates, ¼ cup of chocolate crispy rice cereal, protein powder, cashews, chocolate chips, peppermint extract, and water into a food processor
  2. Process until combined (a large ball of dough will form)
  3. Break up the ball of dough, add remaining chocolate crispy rice cereal, and process again until combined
  4. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into balls
  5. Place balls on parchment paper and store in the fridge until ready to eat (ours rarely make it to that last part)

For oatmeal energy balls that travel even better, try making them just a bit smaller so you can pop one in your mouth and go.

Need more ideas for portable snacks? Check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 4 Easy And Healthy Snacks For Kids To Eat At Home Or On The Go.

5) Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

 Jar of peanut butter for oatmeal energy balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry oats (rolled, old-fashioned, or instant)
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of roasted salted peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla

Instructions

  1. Measure peanut butter and honey into a mixing bowl
  2. Stir until combined well
  3. Add the other ingredients (oats, peanuts, and vanilla)
  4. Mix well
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  6. Scoop out about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands
  7. Repeat with the remaining mixture (should make about 12)
  8. Enjoy!

Feel free to add extra ingredients, like mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and anything else that tickles your fancy.

6) High-Protein Tahini Recipe

 plate of seeds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of tahini
  • ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Stir to combine
  3. Once the mixture gets thick, feel free to knead the dough with your hands
  4. If the dough is still too thin when well combined, place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up
  5. Scoop out a spoonful of the dough and roll into a ball with your hands
  6. Repeat with remaining mix

Bon appetit!

7) Oatmeal Raisin Recipe

 Oatmeal raisin energy balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dry oats
  • ¼ cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of raisins
  • ¼ cup of chopped peanuts
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Measure almond butter and honey into a mixing bowl
  2. Stir until combined well
  3. Add the other ingredients (oats, raisins, peanuts, coconut, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla)
  4. Mix well
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  6. Scoop out about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands
  7. Repeat with the remaining mixture (should make about 12)
  8. Enjoy!

Looking for more vegan snack options? Check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Delicious Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Recipes And Tips.

Oatmeal Energy Balls With More Flavor And Nutrition

 Single serving containers of The Soulfull Project oatmeal

The no-bake oatmeal energy balls in this article make for a nutritious snack you’ll feel comfortable eating or serving to your family any time.

But if you’re looking for a way to pack even more goodness into this snack food without destroying the flavor and nutrition, we’ve got the solution for you.

Substitute hot cereal instead of oatmeal and you’ll enjoy even more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients than you thought possible in something that tastes so good!

When you use hot cereal as one of the ingredients in your no-bake oatmeal balls, you get all the benefits of a wide variety of grains, including:

  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Chia
  • Flax

That makes good nutritional sense.

And by varying the flavor of the hot cereal you use — such as The Soulfull Project’s Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Almond, Brown Sugar Pecan, Toasted Coconut, or Cinnamon Spice — you can whip up a batch of no-bake oatmeal energy balls that even the pickiest eater among you will love.

Plus, for every serving you purchase, The Soulfull Project will donate a serving of our hot cereal to a food bank in your area.

If you’re looking for even more healthy, food-allergy-friendly snacks, try Don’t Go Nuts many flavors of soy spreads (peanut-free peanut butter) and organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free chewy granola bars. They’re the best!

And, if you want a bit more crunch in your snack food, try The Soulfull Project Crispy Granola, which comes in three delicious flavors: Toasted Coconut, Maple Pecan, and Dark Chocolate Cherry.

To get more information on the serving-for-serving program, and to check out all of our delicious products, visit TheSoulfullProject.com today.

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