BASE MIX FOR OATMEAL ENERGY BALLS
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (jumbo rolled oats)
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds (milled flax)
- 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (see notes)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspon salt (if using an unsalted peanut butter)
DARK CHOCOLATE MIX-IN (FOR 1/4 OF THE BATTER)
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
BANANA CHIPS MIX-IN (FOR 1/4 OF THE BATTER)
- 2 tablespoons crushed banana chips
APPLE CINNAMON MIX-IN (FOR 1/4 OF THE BATTER)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped dried apple slices
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
COCONUT MIX-IN (FOR 1/4 OF THE BATTER)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (desiccated coconut, or finely crushed toasted coconut flakes also work)
- In a large bowl, combine everything together using a spatula. It should all come together and form a sticky but slightly crumbly batter. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more peanut butter and honey. If the mixture is too sticky, add a bit more oats. See notes.
- Divide the batter into 4 medium bowls. If you have a scale, each bowl should weigh 95 grams, but it’s fine to just estimate.
You can also make these Oatmeal Energy Balls with one mix-in. Skip this step, and make sure you adjust the mix-in recipe accordingly.
- For each bowl, add in the mix-in of choice, and mix until everything is well combined.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to press into balls.
- Press and roll the batter into roughly 1-inch balls. You should be able to make 6 Oatmeal Energy Balls with each mix-in. Enjoy immediately, and store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Because different brands of peanut butter vary in consistency, you may need to make slight adjustments to the exact amount of peanut butter, honey, and oats that you use.