Recipes don’t have to be elaborate. They can be as simple as mixing ingredients in a bowl and shaping them. That’s what this recipe is about. And it gets better, not only is this a less than five minute recipe, you can adjust the ingredients based on what you have in your pantry. I have already made this couple of times and I am falling in love more with each time.
The recipe is a pretty basic one with oats and peanut butter. Everything else is an addition. The original recipe mentioned about 1 cup oats and 2/3 cup peanut butter along with 1/2 cup flax seed powder. I didn’t have flax seeds, so I replaced that with 1/4 cup each of wheat bran and chia seeds. Desiccated coconut, wheat germ, nuts, chopped dates, protein powder would all be good substitutes here. Or you can just have peanut butter and oats with maybe some raisins. You have to cut down the peanut butter a little or add a little more oats to stop the dough being sticky or too dry. I don’t remember the original source from where I tried this recipe, but this one from allrecipes is very close.
Once you add everything to the bowl, its a good idea to mix with a spoon or a silicon spatula. Because of the peanut butter, the mixture might be somewhat sticky. If you are not able to roll into balls, refrigerate it for a few minutes for the mix to rest. That should help with rolling. I didn’t have to do that, though. Else add a little more oatmeal or wheat bran to even out the stickiness from peanut butter. Or you can start with 1/2 cup peanut butter and then add a couple more tablespoons if needed.
I left the energy bites in the fridge itself to set. But most of it got devoured before it made it to the safety corner in the refrigerator.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2/3 cup peanut butter*
- 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons honey
*You can start with 1/2 cup and then add a couple more tablespoons extra if needed.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl. Mix with a silicon spatula until everything is combined well.
- Using your hands take a small portion of the mix and roll into a ball. If the dough is sticky, refrigerate for a few minutes. Once you are done with all the dough, refrigerate for the balls to set firm. Eat as you wish!
- This recipe made about 20 one inch energy balls for me. That number would depend on the size of the bites.
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15 thoughts on “Oats Peanut butter energy balls”
Love these energy balls. They are so easy to make…
Such a simple and healthy energy balls,awesome clicks.I am drooling up and down.The balls look so cute on the white background.Also you shaped it to perfectly.
absolutely – quick bites like these are always welcome ! bookmarked this :)
The pictures are simply stunning Rajani. Not to mention so easy and simple to make. I have been wanting to make such energy bars..will do now.
Cant say how i love munching this peanut butter and oats loaded energy balls, feel like grabbing and having some.
Easy and instant energy bites. Choco Chips are my delights here. :)
I love the name energy balls. You can guess they are going to used next time I get chided for eating ladoos…nay energy balls.
BTW I am going to try making them as the kid loves peanut butter.
Like you say, sometimes simple recipes take the cake! Such an awesome pick for protein dishes. The energy balls look delicious….simply adore your pictures.
Beautiful clicks Rajani and such an easy breezy way to get that protein fix for the day!
Very tasty recipe……..loved it
That’s such an healthy dish and love the simplicity of the recipe. Will definitely try and those pics are super awesome. White on white is simply great.
This is one delicious energy ball.. Each and every ingredient tempts me!!Pics are classy..
Such simple yet healthy looking balls. I love the pic where you showed all the ingredients. Lovely presentation.
I love these energy balls , they are simple and quick to make .you are right one can just about add anything , yours look fantastic and I love the clicks , they are beautiful .
Wow! These energy bites look fantastic Rajani. So simple yet amazing in flavour. And love the information of substitutes.