No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
These no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls are quick, easy and healthy! They are the perfect little breakfast bite, afternoon snack or easy dessert. Both kids and adults love them. Only 5 easy ingredients and 5 minutes total!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls are quick and easy.
- They only take 5 minutes to make.
- Each bite is filled with great flavors and textures.
- They are easily customizable. Feel free to use almond butter or cashew butter.
- In addition, use mini chocolate chips, chopped chocolate or white chocolate chips.
- They are great for any time of the day.
- As written, this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Vegan, and easily made sugar free.
- Check out these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls for another delicious recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Use old fashioned rolled oats for the best results. Quick oats are too rough. Use gluten free oats if needed.
Use all natural creamy peanut butter made from only peanuts and salt. Peanut butter with added sugars and oils will dry these out. Feel free to use all natural creamy almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower butter.
Ground flaxseed is a powdery substance. If necessary, use regular flax seeds or chia seeds.
Pure maple syrup adds the sweetness. In addition, maple syrup helps these stick together. Honey and agave syrup both work well too.
Any type of chocolate chips work! To keep this recipe vegan, use vegan chocolate. For a healthier version, omit chocolate altogether.
These no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls are loaded with nutrients and health benefits.
Oats are loaded with vitamins. In addition, oats are high in protein. They are high in manganese and vitamin B.
Peanut butter is a great source of non animal based protein. It is filling and satiating.
Flaxseed is great for digestive health. Additionally, it is high in fiber and omega 3s.
Taste & Texture
These no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls taste like chocolate, peanut butter and oats. They are not overly sweet.
The texture is dense and slightly chewy. If they are too dry and crumbly, add in a bit more peanut butter or maple syrup.
How to Make
First, add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Mix until fully combined.
Roll into 1 inch size balls. Place on parchment lined pan.
Either eat immediately or store in fridge.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use old fashioned rolled oats instead of quick oats.
Use all natural creamy peanut butter. Do not use brands like Jif. The peanut butters with added sugars and oils are too dry and thick.
If the dough is too crumbly or dry, add in a little more maple syrup or peanut butter.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
Consider these flavor variations.
Add in mini chocolate chips.
Use white chocolate chips.
Add in dried cranberries or raisins.
Dip them in melted chocolate.
Use almond butter or cashew butter instead of peanut butter.
For nut free, use sunflower butter.
Use honey instead of maple syrup.
How to Serve & Store
Serve no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls once rolled into balls.
They are great for breakfast with a smoothie or cup of coffee.
For dessert, drizzle or dunk them in melted chocolate.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Freeze for up to 1 month.
Frequently Asked Questions
These energy balls are relatively healthy. They are filled with wholesome ingredients.
Use maple syrup instead of honey in energy balls.
Depending on ingredients used, yes.
Feel free to use chia seeds instead. If you omit them entirely, these energy balls will be much more gooey.
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Get the Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
- First, add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
- Mix until combined.
- Roll into 1 inch size balls. Place on parchment lined pan.
- Either eat immediately or store in fridge.
- Use old fashioned rolled oats, not quick oats. I used gluten free oats.
- Use all natural creamy peanut butter made from only peanuts and salt. The thicker peanut butters will dry out the dough.
- Feel free to replace the flaxseed with chia seeds if desired.
- If the dough is too dry, add in a bit more peanut butter or maple syrup.
- Store covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
- These energy balls can be frozen or stored in the fridge.
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