Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls | 10 Minute Recipe

These deliciously healthy Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls are the perfect mid-afternoon ‘pick-me-up’ or post-workout energy boost. No-bake, quick, easy… and so darn yummy!

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

Don’t be fooled by the intro to this recipe. I don’t eat these Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls after a workout. In fact, you will NOT see me at a gym… ever! BUT I know that lots of you out there are fab little gym bunnies – and so these balls would be perfect for a post-sweat session.

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

Nutty Date & Oat Energy BallsAnd they’re also perfect as a healthy little energy boost at any time of the day. In fact, these little babies got me through a whole heap of 3am feeds when Will was a newborn. It was either that or I’d work my way through a handful of peanut M&Ms. No judging!!! Yep these energy balls were certainly the healthier option.

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

I also love that these are incredibly quick and easy to whip up. In fact, if you’ve got a spare 10 minutes, you’ll have a batch ready in the fridge (ps. you can also store these in the freezer in an airtight container so you’ve got snacks on hand whenever you need them… umm talk about being organised!!!).

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

Anyway, these really do have the ultimate flavour combination. Nuts, dates, honey, oats and a little vanilla extract makes these energy balls taste just like a caramel flavoured dessert – and who on earth doesn’t love a guilt-free dessert!?

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

Enjoy xx

PS – If you’re a fan of energy balls, then make sure you also check out my Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls and my Double Choc Bliss Balls too!

PPS – Just to be clear… there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating Peanut M&Ms at 3am in the morning. In fact, I highly recommend it. 🙂

Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

These deliciously healthy Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls are the perfect mid-afternoon 'pick-me-up' or post-workout energy boost. No-bake, quick, easy... and so darn yummy!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy Snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 197

Ingredients

  • 110 g (1 cup) roasted almonds roughly chopped
  • 135 g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
  • 200 g (1 cup) medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 85 g (1/4 cup) honey
  • 65 g (1/4 cup) peanut butter

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Line a flat tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the chopped roasted almonds and the rolled oats into a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into a blender and chop for 30 seconds or until small chunks remain.
  • Add the chopped dates to the bowl.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt together in 30 second bursts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes (stirring between each interval).
  • Pour the liquid into the bowl and mix together until completely combined.
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared tray.
  • Place the tray into the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the balls).

Thermomix Method

  • Line a flat tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the roasted almonds into the Thermomix bowl and roughly chop by pressing Turbo 3-4 times. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop by pressing Turbo 8-10 times or until the dates resemble small chunks. Add the chopped dates to the almonds.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl. Melt together for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Add the rolled oats, dates and almonds to the Thermomix bowl and mix on Reverse Speed 3 for 10 seconds or until completely combined (use the spatula to help).
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared tray.
  • Place the tray into the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the balls).

Notes

The dates will be sticky once chopped - they should resemble small chunks.
You can substitute the roasted almonds for any other roasted nuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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4 thoughts on “Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls | 10 Minute Recipe”

  1. Danielle Parker says:


    Delicious and healthy. Thanks for a great recipe

  2. Bec says:

    Can I make the bliss balls without dates? My toddler is allergic to them

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Bec, you could try these ones instead: https://bakeplaysmile.com/healthy-lemon-coconut-bliss-balls/ 🙂

  3. Kimmii says:


    Absolutely delicious! A great alternative to lollies & chocolate. Love them!

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