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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These 3-ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are a delicious snack that is ready in under 10 minutes. This easy recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

If you’re looking for an easy healthy snack, look no further than these no-bake oatmeal energy bites. They’re full of fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy fats, and are a great meal prep snack for when a sweet craving strikes.

For more healthy snack ideas, check out 60+ dairy free snacks (gluten free).

Ingredients

  • Old fashioned oats – the base of these peanut butter energy balls. 
  • Creamy peanut butter – choose a natural peanut butter with simple ingredients of just peanuts and salt. It should have any added sugar or oils. full of plant based protein and healthy fats,
  • Pure maple syrup – to lightly sweeten the oatmeal energy balls.

How to Make Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Step 1. Pulse the old fashioned oats in the bowl of a food processor until you have a rough textured flour.

Step 2. Add in the peanut butter and maple syrup. Pulse until combined.

Step 3. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough before rolling them into a more uniform ball with your hands. Place them in an airtight container or stasher bag and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.

How can you make these 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls using what you already have? Here are some ideas…

  • Gluten-free? – make sure to use certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
  • No old fashioned oats? – you can quick oats or oat flour for a smoother texture more similar to cookie dough.
  • No creamy peanut butter? – use crunchy peanut butter for more texture.
  • No peanut butter? – use a different nut butter such as almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Nut-free? – use seed butter such as sunflower butter or granola butter as a safe option for school lunches.
  • No maple syrup? – use another liquid sweetener such as raw honey instead.
  • Add-ins – protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, mini chocolate chips, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, etc. 

How to Store

Refrigerator

These no-bake peanut butter balls can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Freezer

You can freeze them if you want to make a large batch. To do so, place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This keeps them from freezing into one large mass. Once frozen, transfer the balls to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Let thaw before enjoying.

Helpful Tips

Substituting quick oats or oat flour? There’s no need to dirty up a food processor. Just mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until combined. Then scoop and roll into balls.

Use runny or well-stirred peanut butter. If it’s too dry it can affect the texture. If your run into this problem, you may need to add a little extra sweetener to get a more cohesive consistency.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

5 from 1 vote
These 3-ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are a delicious snack that is ready in under 10 minutes. This easy recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 10 balls

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup well stirred creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  • Pulse the old fashioned oats in the bowl of a food processor until you have a rough textured flour.
  • Add in the peanut butter and maple syrup. Pulse until combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough before rolling them into a more uniform ball with your hands. Place them in an airtight container or stasher bag and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

Substituting quick oats or oat flour? There’s no need to dirty up a food processor. Just mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until combined. Then scoop and roll into balls.
Use runny or well-stirred peanut butter. If it’s too dry it can affect the texture. If your run into this problem, you may need to add a little extra sweetener to get a more cohesive consistency.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Gluten-free? – make sure to use certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
No old-fashioned oats? – you can quick oats or oat flour for a smoother texture more similar to cookie dough.
No creamy peanut butter? – use crunchy peanut butter for more texture.
No peanut butter? – use a different nut butter such as almond butter or cashew butter.
Nut-free? – use seed butter such as sunflower butter or granola butter as a safe option for school lunches.
No maple syrup? – use another liquid sweetener such as raw honey instead.
Add-ins – protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, mini chocolate chips, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, etc. 
5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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