Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7-8 minutes
There is nothing revolutionary with this recipe, but it's a super tasty combo, the mixture holds together nicely, it isn't too sweet and bakes in just 7-8 minutes! Plus, it's a forgiving recipe, so you can eyeball the ingredients and play around with what you add in and it will still probably be pretty tasty!
- 1 heaping cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2-1 tbs shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tbs sunflower seeds
- 1-2 tbs trailmix / raisins / chopped nuts / dried cranberries
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2-3 squares dark chocolate (I used 70% chocolate but will probably use 85% next time)
- 5-6 pitted dates
- 1 tbs natural peanut butter (Or Tahini or Almond Butter)
- 3-4 tbs unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2-1 tbs maple syrup (The dates will add sweetness)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a medium sized bowl, add in the dry ingredients and mix.
- In a blender/Vitamix/Food processor, blend the dates, peanut butter, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract together. The dates don't have to be fully pureed, but you want them to be chopped to small pieces, at least. Add this into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together. I find mixing with your hands works better than a spatula in this case.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and either use a measuring spoon or just eyeball a small amount of the mixture and form a ball and place on the sheet and repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes and allow to cool for a few minutes after baking so the balls have time to firm up a bit and set.
- Yummy warm or cooled in the fridge! Great as an on-the-go breakfast, or as a snack or dessert.
Some other things to put in the mixture:
- pumpkin seeds
- cacao nibs
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- cacao powder
- carob chips