These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls take only 5 minutes! They are great for a quick and easy bite. These on the go bites are healthy, delicious and tasty.

3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are so quick and easy.
  • They take only 5 minutes to make.
  • Feel free to add chocolate chips for a healthy sweet treat!
  • They are easy, healthy and delicious.
  • Feel free to use any nut butter.
  • Use SunButter for a nut free version.
  • This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and Vegan.
  • Check out these Paleo Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Balls for another delicious dessert.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Pure maple syrup adds a great natural sweetness and helps bind the bites together. Honey and date syrup can be used instead if needed.

Use creamy all natural peanut butter that contains only peanuts and salt. It will yield perfectly gooey and chewy oatmeal balls. For nut free, use SunButter. Any creamy nut butter can be used.

Old fashioned rolled oats provide a much softer and slightly more chewy texture than quick oats. For that reason, I highly recommend rolled oats. Quick oats can be used, but the texture will be different. Use gluten free oats for gluten free.

Oats, peanut butter and maple syrup

Taste & Texture

These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls taste mostly like peanut butter! They are slightly sweet, but not quite as sweet as a chocolate covered peanut butter ball.

The texture is soft, a little gooey, and slightly chewy.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add maple syrup and peanut butter to a mixing bowl. Stir until combined.

Peanut butter in bowl

Step 2

Next, stir in rolled oats until completely combined.

Oats with peanut butter

Step 3

Use cookie scoop or hands to into balls. Place on parchment lined plate or pan.

Scoop of peanut butter oatmeal

Step 4

Finally, serve immediately or store in fridge until needed.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use natural creamy nut butter. Added oils and sugars will yield a thicker, more dry result.

Use old fashioned rolled oats for the best texture.

If mixture is too dry, add slightly more maple syrup.

If mixture is too wet, add slightly more oats.

Plate of peanut butter oatmeal balls

Variations & Add Ins

These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are great as is, but consider these add ins.

Mini chocolate chips

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Two different types of nut butter

Sprinkles

Peanut butter chocolate chips

Protein powder

How to Serve & Store

Serve these 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls immediately after making them! They are perfect for a grab and go snack.

For a sweeter treat, coat them in melted dark chocolate. They are insanely delicious!

They can also be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Freeze for up to 2 months if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which peanut butter should I use?

Use a creamy all natural peanut butter. It should be made from only peanuts and salt.

Which oats should I use?

Old fashioned rolled oats are best for this recipe.

How do I store them?

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature or in the fridge.

Are energy balls good for you?

These ones are!

Can I freeze them?

Yes, freeze for up to 2 months.

Can I make them nut free?

Sure, use SunButter.

Peanut butter oatmeal bites

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3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls

Get the Recipe: 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are so quick and easy to make! They use only 3 pantry staples and come together in minutes. These little bites are great for a healthy snack or treat!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, add maple syrup and peanut butter to a mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
  • Next, stir in rolled oats until completely combined.
  • Use cookie scoop or hands to into balls. Place on parchment lined plate or pan.
  • Serve immediately or store in fridge until needed.

Notes

  • Pure maple syrup, honey, and date syrup can all be used.
  • Use all natural creamy peanut butter.  It should be made with only peanuts and sea salt.  Added oils will yield much more dry, thick oatmeal balls.
  • Use gluten free oats for gluten free.
  • Quick oats may be used, but the balls may not hold together as well.
  • Any nut butter can be used.
  • Store at room temperature or in fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months if desired.
Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

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