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a stack of peanut butter oatmeal balls in a bowl

3 ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls take 10 minutes to make and are chewy, full of fibre, naturally sweetened and perfect for breakfast.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Type Dairy Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Fridge Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9 Balls
Author Kim


  • 1 cup Plain unflavoured rolled oats
  • ½ cup Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy
  • 12 Medium Medjool Dates pitted


  • Microwave peanut butter for 30 seconds on high so its soft and smooth
  • Put dates into a heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Make sure seeds are removed first.
  • Add oats, peanut butter and dates to food processor and blitz until a moist crumb is formed. Try pressing a clump of crumbs in your hand and if they stick together, the mixture is ready. If its too dry, add a tablespoon of water, or melted peanut butter and blitz again.
  • Roll the mixture into balls. A large dessert spoon or small ice cream scoop work well to get evenly sized balls.


  1. Oats: I prefer to use the big oats, however instant oats work just as well
  2. Peanut Butter: try to use a natural peanut butter with nothing else added.  There are usually lots of different brands of natural peanut butter available in the aisle with the spreads.  I love using crunchy peanut butter as it adds another element of texture, but a natural peanut putter also works.
  3. Medjool Dates: these dates are perfect for adding sweetness and moistness as they are plump and juicy with a caramel like flavour.  They also have soft skins and mix in very well with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Storage: Store balls in an air tight container at room temperature for upto 1 week
  5. Freezing: These energy balls freeze well.  Pop them into an air tight container, or ziplock bag and freeze for upto 1 month.  To defrost, let them come to room temperature.  This seems to work better than microwaving them.