Anytime I try to clean up my eats one of the hardest hurdles is snacking. Don’t get me wrong…I love healthy snacks. I’ll usually slice up an apple or grab a handful of almonds. But I like variety and my usual go to’s can get old fast.
One snack that doesn’t get old? Oat balls!
Do a quick search on Pinterest and you can find a wide variety of oat balls. They are my favorite healthy snack…not just because they’re yummy and healthy…but also because you can create a million different versions. So no getting bored with the same old thing!
Somehow I’ve accumulated a surplus of peanut butter in our pantry…does this happen to any one else?? I’ve had a jar of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, which I only have once in a blue moon and wanted to use it up. I thought it would be perfect for oat balls!
Cinnamon Raisin peanut butter, rolled oats, dried apples and honey are all it takes to make these little balls of goodness. Just mix these ingredients together, form them into small balls and voila! You have an easy to reach for healthy snack throughout the week. I especially love them as a pre or post workout snack. I also suggest keeping them in the fridge to keep them fresh and so they keep their shape.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup dried apples, diced
- 1/2 cup cinnamon raisin peanut butter*
- 2 tbsp honey
- Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl.
- Mix together.
- If you cannot find cinnamon raisin peanut butter you can use regular peanut butter and add 1/4 cup raisins and 1 tsp cinnamon.