Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast

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.

No-Bake energy cookie balls

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.

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This recipe for no-bake energy cookie balls is: 

  • Delicious
  • Easy to make
  • Nutritious
  • 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 Recipe

Cookie ball mixINGREDIENTS

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.

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Nutritional Information


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.

Raisins are loaded with fiber, potassium, iron and other essential nutrients, but free of saturated fat and cholesterol. Learn more about the 5 Surprising Benefits of This Superfood.

Enjoy Your Healthy Breakfast On-The-Go!

These energy balls have a chewy texture because of the dates and raisins. They are sweet like a cookie, yet healthy and filling.  Remember to make extra for the freezer. Enjoy your healthy on-the-go breakfast!

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9 Replies to “Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast”

  1. Excellent idea! I make a double batch and freeze mine in groups of two or three. Then I just Grab & Go so I have a snack for mid day too!

    1. Hi Joy! Thanks for adding that tid bit. I’m a fan of freezing left overs in individual containers for lunch. I grab it in the morning and it’s thawed by noon. I didn’t freeze any of the energy balls because I wasn’t sure how they’d freeze, but I will definitely make a double or triple batch next time so I have plenty for the freezer. Thanks again!

    1. Goji berries sound interesting! I haven’t tried them but know they have good nutritional value – particularly for the immune system. Thanks for the tip, I’ll give it a try!

  2. I have read a lot about home made no bake energy balls and have tried some of the recipes. They’re very easy to make and may sound a little funny – but they’re handy..For me they’re the best on the go snack. thanks for your recipe too 🙂

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