This simple one-bowl, no-bake recipe for honey oat power balls is a great way to get a healthy, grab-and-go snack into your life!
I’m the kind of person who could honestly forget to eat breakfast and lunch and usually be fine till dinner. I try not to do that because then I tend to err on the hangrier side of things. But I usually eat breakfast and eat small things for lunch – like an apple and cheese or a protein smoothie if my workout was closer to lunch time. Josh, on the other hand, is a grazer. He likes to snack on trail mix, cuties, peanuts…He tries to only eat healthy snacks but sometimes a bowl of Cheetos does call his (and my) name, which is why I thought making a batch of power balls may not be a bad idea.
I was right. He loved them and I loved them. I found myself reaching for them quite a bit, and they were relatively filling for a snack! I mean, it wouldn’t hold me over for hours, but if I needed a little snack with some good ingredients, one or two would set me up just fine until the next main meal.
Things you could add to these are:
- protein powder
- chopped nuts
- different dried fruit
- nut butter of your choice
- ground cinnamon
What I really love about this recipe is that a lot of these ingredients are probably items you already have on hand, making it a really inexpensive treat. I however, have found myself going through a lot of honey lately – so now I’m buying it through Amazon on Subscribe and Save.
One more reason I love these is that the recipe really only takes one bowl. I used my KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment to make sure everything got combined evenly, but the beauty is in that one bowl. Pour, mix, roll, and freeze. And let’s talk about the rolling for a moment. Anytime I ever have to roll something into a ball, like meatballs, or cookies like my thumbprints, I prefer to use my trusty OXO cookie scoop. The balls are all evenly sized and I feel like it really gives you a bit of all that flavor in one bite. (P.S. I always use the medium size for measuring out cookies, meatballs, and now power balls, too.)
If you’re wanting to make these, they do take a little time to freeze up. I suggest making these in the morning, so then they’re ready by the afternoon or making them in the evening so they’re ready the next day. I let them sit in the freezer for 1-2 hours before removing them and transferring them to a container for storage in the fridge.
That’s all there is to it. Seems pretty easy for a healthy snack, right?
Comment below and tell me if you liked them and if you made any changes of your own.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseed + extra for rolling
- 1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup honey
Combine all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl - your kitchenaid bowl works perfectly. Beat with the paddle attachment until evenly combined.
Roll into 1-inch balls, roll in reserved ground flaxseed, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze until firm for 1-2 hours. Remove from freezer and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Recipe Source: Food Network Magazine
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.