Easy Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

These Easy Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls are a simple snack, quick breakfast or healthy dessert option! They are made with oats, raw almonds, dates, almond butter and honey and flavored to taste like an oatmeal cookie! 

Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

Back to school is looking really different for most people this year, but just because kids may not be going back to school in the physical sense, the summer is still winding down and a new season is getting started. With September just days away it feels like a good time to reset routines and get back on track with better eating habits. 

These Easy Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls are a healthy, satisfying snack idea that also make a great, quick breakfast option or even a sweet treat after dinner that you can feel good about. 

Oatmeal Cookie Date Ball Mixture in Food Processor

 

The best part about these oatmeal cookie date balls is that they are so quick and easy to make! They come together in just about 15 minutes and they are made entirely in the food processor. 

 

Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

 

What you need to make Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

 

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats – You can’t have an oatmeal cookie without the oatmeal, right!? Oats are rich in nutrients and fiber and help you stay full longer. 

Dates – Dates are the magic ingredient in this recipe, they are high in fiber and low in fat and are naturally sticky and sweet which helps with flavor and with holding the balls together. 

Raw Almonds – Another superfood, raw almonds are packed with health benefits. They break down into fine pieces which adds nice texture. 

Almond Butter – Almond butter helps hold everything together and unlike something like peanut butter it does not have an overwhelming flavor that steals the attention from the oatmeal cookie taste we are trying to pull off. 

Honey – A small amount of honey is added to the recipe to assist with binding everything together, it also adds a little extra sweetness. 

Vanilla Extract – The vanilla extract helps us achieve the oatmeal cookie flavor. 

Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Salt – Added as flavoring to transform the date balls into something that tastes like an oatmeal cookie.

Raisins – Traditionally oatmeal cookies have raisins so we throw these in for fun! 

Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

 

How to Store Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

 

The date balls will keep quite a long time. They are best if enjoyed within 3 weeks, but they don’t include any ingredients that spoil quickly. To keep them as fresh as possible, store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

 

Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

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Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 balls 1x

Description

These Easy Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls are a simple snack, quick breakfast or healthy dessert option! They are made with oats, raw almonds, dates, almond butter and honey and flavored to taste like an oatmeal cookie! 


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Ingredients

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup whole, raw almonds

8 whole dates, pitted

1/3 cup almond butter

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

dash of salt

1/2 cup raisins


Instructions

Add the oats, almonds and dates to the bowl of your food processor

Process on high for about 3 minutes until everything is finely chopped

Add the almond butter and honey

Process on high for about 2 more minutes until the mixture starts to come together

Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, pulse to fully combine

Add the raisins and pulse until they are chopped small, but so you can still see pieces

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper

Using clean hands, form the mixture into balls about 1-inch in diameter and set on the baking sheet*

Once you have formed all of the mixture into balls put the tray in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes

After 20 minutes you can pack them into an airtight container or plastic bag to store

The date balls will keep fresh 2-3 weeks if kept refrigerated**


Notes

*They are ready to eat at this point, but if you plan to store them continue to the next step

**They will keep much longer than 2-3 weeks, they just lose some of their freshness beyond the 3 week mark

  • Method: food processor

Keywords: #dateballs, #energyballs, #oatmealcookieballs, #healthysnacks

 

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Oatmeal Cookie Date Balls

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