Bring ease to your morning routine with this convenient and healthy on-the-go breakfast and/or snack idea. I like to have things prepared the night before so I can easily grab and go in the morning, so these oatmeal raisin cookie balls are perfect.
A no-bake cookie that also qualifies as breakfast or a healthy snack is my kind of breakfast. These “cookies” are naturally sweetened with dates, raisins, oats and cinnamon – all healthy, wholesome ingredients. For that reason, I like to call them no-bake “energy” cookie balls. They’re also nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, and have no added sugar.
This recipe for no-bake energy cookie balls is:
- Easy to make
- Perfect for fast grabs on your way out the door
Got 5 minutes? That’s all it takes to whip up a batch of energy cookie balls.
Got kids? Let them roll up their sleeves and help you out.
No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy (Cookie) Balls
1 cup oats (old fashioned oats, although I made it with quick oats and they were fine)
1/2 cup packed dates, pitted and chopped (about 5-6 large)
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1-3 tablespoons water, as needed
Add all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until ingredients are combined. Add water as needed to get the mixture to stick together.
Wet hands and roll mixture into golf ball-sized energy balls. (Recipe makes about 9-10.)
Store extra energy cookie balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Did you know… Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. Dates also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
These energy balls have a chewy texture because of the dates and raisins. They are sweet like a cookie, yet healthy and filling. Enjoy!